Open source contributions

The following list comprises projects that I authored having either the most significant volume of work or impact:

  • Cooperative Linux: announced early 2004. As the most significant, this began as a research project and continued to be an extensive open source project. Back then, it had a non-negliable impact on how Linux was integrated with Windows, had an active user and developer community, and stretched out what was possible given the lack of hardware support for virtualization and the nascent commercialization of it. Technically, it can be looked upon as a very early incarnation of Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • fancydiff: colorful Git diffs for terminal and web, including source syntax highlighting.
  • git-search-replace: utility on top of Git for project-wide search-and-replace that includes filenames too.
  • git-bottle: a utility around Git to save/restore the various working tree states as commits.
  • interact: Online introspection for Rust.

Among the various changes that I've published for open source projects, the following lists the prominant ones that were accepted by the maintainers:

I am also credited for reporting one CVE:

  • CVE-2018-1066: Linux Kernel 'fs/cifs/cifsencrypt.c' Denial of Service Vulnerability.

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