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Introduction to Open Source

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Introduction to open source by the SU JPPS for PPS Convention 2008

Introduction to open source by the SU JPPS for PPS Convention 2008

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  • 1. OPEN SOURCE JPPS, Silliman University 2008 (Automatically switches slides)
  • 2.  
  • 3. What exactly is Open Source ?
  • 4. It is free .
  • 5. It is open .
  • 6. It is software for everyone .
  • 7. Why?
  • 8. Because people cooperate .
  • 9. Because people collaborate .
  • 10. Because people communicate .
  • 11. And because…
  • 12. People share what they know.
  • 13.  
  • 14. The idea of giving free software
  • 15. on the internet
  • 16. may seem ridiculous
  • 17. stupid
  • 18. crazy .
  • 19. But here are
  • 20. 10 things about open source
  • 21. that are worth remembering .
  • 22.  
  • 23. 1.) Software from open source
  • 24. may be sold or free ly given away
  • 25. especially that co-developers
  • 26. who are the users
  • 27. 2.) Can have access to
  • 28. the source codes of the software
  • 29. 3.) Where revision of the codes
  • 30. is permissible
  • 31. 4.) As long as the modified version
  • 32. is indicated to be modified
  • 33. by another user.
  • 34. 5.) No one is excluded from
  • 35. the open source resources
  • 36. 6.) Even if a little money is involved
  • 37. to keep a “company” alive
  • 38. 7.) As long as the rights apply to
  • 39. everyone who uses the program(s).
  • 40. 8.) Open source should not
  • 41. be licensed to bigger software
  • 42. 9.) Nor should it limit you from
  • 43. solely using open source with it.
  • 44. 10.) Keep it free and clean
  • 45. without finding a loophole or
  • 46. forcing other users
  • 47. to agree with you.
  • 48.  
  • 49. With open source, you are
  • 50. not afraid of bringing it around
  • 51. not afraid of using it
  • 52. not afraid of empowering it
  • 53. because YOU can bring it
  • 54. because YOU can use it
  • 55. because YOU can empower it.
  • 56.  
  • 57. Without open source,
  • 58. there would be no OpenOffice.org An office suit
  • 59. no Java A programming language
  • 60. no Blender, GIMP, and 3D animation Image editor
  • 61. no Linux. An operating system that, today, comes with many different flavours because of user support.
  • 62.  
  • 63. A world without open source
  • 64. is a world without freedom.
  • 65. Support Open Source .
  • 66. Support your freedom .
  • 67.  
  • 68. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/open_source Accessed on March 31, 2008