Arun M is a free software activist and a founding member of the Free Software Foundation of India (FSF, India). FSF India’s advocacy with the state government successfully led to the adoption of a free software policy by the state, which later had an effect on the national ICT policy as well. He played a key role in the migration of schools in Kerala to free software. He was also closely involved in the migration of major public sector institutions like the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Kerala State Spatial Data Infrastructure to free software. Arun holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Kerala University and M.Phil in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His academic work is in the field of innovation and technological change.