Anivar A. Aravind is Founder Executive Director of Indic Project. He is a software engineering executive, mentor and strategist with 14+ years progressive experience in mentoring various free and open source software projects and start-ups in the social technology space. Anivar’s passion is in the intersection of technology, policy and law from the perspective of human rights & software freedom. He is an advisory board member of the SFLC.in and is currently working with INBE as head of products and engineering.
Anivar has a long track record of initiating, sustaining and running various technical, policy and developer platforms and mobilizing people support and participation in such initiatives. He has a deep understanding of the Internet ecosystem and standardisation process and actively engages with Internet Governance and various digital rights campaigns. He has taken leadership role in free Software and free Knowledge communities.
Over the years he has helped in building and sustaining FOSS language technology communities like Swathanthra Malayalam Computing(SMC) in India, Initiated successful advocacy efforts on ICT public policy Improvements, and contributed to the launch and maintenance of many thematic and regional networks & conferences.