Fedena is an open source school management software based on Ruby on Rails framework. It is a web 2.0 web application being developed by Foradian Technologies. Fedena is currently in closed beta. Visit http://www.fedena.com/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedena more info.
The first part is about the birth of fedena. And why we chose Ruby on Rails for its development. My team was not experienced in Ruby on Rails. Actually they had no experience on practical programming skills other than the textbook knowledge on C and C++ that they get from and Electronics and Communication degree. They are now experienced programmers in ROR and are actively involved in various opensource ROR projects.
The second part is about our experience on ROR and the advantages and disadvantages we felt while coding and deploying. The third part of the talk is about why we are giving fedena as opensource to the community. The business model of opensource software.