Couple of updates - Mon, Jun 29, 2020
A lot of things have happened since my last post
I’m now in Calcutta for a few months. I came back in one of the evacuation flights arranged by the Indian embassy. I took a flight from San Francisco to Chicago and from there I took the evacuation flight to New Delhi. I was quarantined at a hotel for a period of 7 days in New Delhi. During my stay, I was constantly being monitored by health personnel. When I arrived in Calcutta, I was prescribed home quarantine by the state government for another 7 days. The pandemic is causing a lot of trouble for humanity. We’ll soon destroy this evil force.
I’ll need to accomplish certain tasks while my stay in Calcutta. PS. I also need to change my visa. I’m planning to visit some areas in the state of West Bengal with a couple of my friends and volunteers to understand the needs of students of low-income families related to computers.
I need to clarify some things as well — we are in the process of developing an operating system with a simple interface that runs on the open instruction set architecture, RISC-V.
When I first pitched the idea of The Programming Foundation back in 2018, I mentioned that The Programming Foundation is going to work as an aid to the goal of the operating system which I’ve been working on. This operating system which is currently being built at The Programming Foundation has nothing to do with the OS which I’ve been working on. It does have some similarities in terms of goals. For example, both OSes will run on the RISC-V architecture.
The Programming Foundation’s OS is based on just FreeBSD, however, the OS which I’ve been working on not only has components from FreeBSD but also from OpenBSD and NetBSD. Most importantly, The Programming Foundation’s OS will be open source.
I’ll be revealing further information about the OS which I’ve been working on later.
I’m grateful for the support I’ve been receiving from the board of directors and advisors at The Programming Foundation. They are selflessly contributing to the mission. As a matter of fact, the RISC-V International has been very supportive since the beginning.
The Programming Foundation platform amassed a tremendous amount of visitors eager to engage with the contents resulting in more than 8,000+ page views. The platform is now witnessing a growing number of volunteers.
Oh, and one more thing, I’ve been noticing a lot of people whom I follow on Twitter write newsletters. I like the concept but I’m not sure whether I should start writing them as I don’t think there’s enough demand.