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Indian-origin student at Carnegie Mellon wins Open Source Award from Red Hat

Preeti Murthy

Pittsburgh, July 7 (UITV)- An Indian-origin student at Carnegie Mellon University, Preeti Murthy has won the Open Source Award from Red Hat, that launched the ‘women in open source awards’ last year to honor women who makes contributions to open source project and communities, or make innovative use of the open source methods.

Ms Murthy has been an open source contributor for over three years and is pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She worked on the Mono open source cross-compiler project as part of her undergraduate thesis, and was actively involved in the Linux users group.

She then joined IBM’s Linux Technology Center where she worked as a Linux kernel developer. Her contributions to the open source community include code, documentation, tutorials, open content and other communication.

Ms Murthy said she believes that open source is where the best and most exciting software development is taking place and she intends to continue to share the belief with her peers.

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