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  • 1. Introduction to libre software Summary of the course Israel Herraiz <> A Coruña, October 19th 2007 Master on Free Software
  • 2. Goals ● Fundamentals for the rest of courses ● Basic concepts ● Basic technologies Master on Free Software
  • 3. Contents ● Introduction to libre software ● History ● Motivations and consequences ● Legal aspects. Licenses. Patents. ● Business models ● Libre software engineering Master on Free Software
  • 4. Technologies ● Moodle ● Gforge ● Mailing lists ● Bug Tracker ● Subversion ● DocBook Master on Free Software
  • 5. Methodology ● Sessions with theoretical presentations ● Practices with participation of the students ● Readings, slides, etc in the Moodle site ● Forum in Moodle (only as a “backup”) ● Gforge for the practices and works of the students ● Weekly quiz in Moodle Master on Free Software
  • 6. Evaluation ● Weekly based by means of quiz ● At the end of the course, based on the work of the students ● Work – Written in DocBook – English will be encouraged ● Topics yet to be decided Master on Free Software
  • 7. GForge ● We will keep in touch through the mailing list ● We will assign and follow the works using the Tracker ● Delivery and development of the works using Subversion Master on Free Software
  • 8. DocBook ● DocBook seminar ● Everything you need to know, you will learn it in this course ● Used by most of the projects for documentation purposes Master on Free Software
  • 9. Recommend bibliography ● Producing Open Source Software (O' Reilly) ● Open Source for the Enterprise (O' Reilly) ● Materials from the PhD program at URJC / UPM ● Free software for a free society (by Richard Stallman) ● DocBook, the definitive guide Master on Free Software
  • 10. Summary ● Goals of this master – Student will be able of joining a project and participating on it, with all the needed theoretical and technological background ● Goals of this course – Theoretical and technological fundamentals for the rest of courses Master on Free Software
  • 11. Any question? ● Moodle – ● GForge – ● Questions – General mailing list in GForge – Forum in Moodle Master on Free Software