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"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007
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"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 2 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007

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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007. …

This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007.

http://www.eliberatica.ro/2007/

One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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  • 1. GETTING INVOLVED IN OPEN SOURCE AND UBUNTU Kurt von Finck
  • 2. Possible Tasks Developers Translators ArtworkDocumentation Writers Community Support
  • 3. Ubuntu Repositories Main Universe Multiverse Universe is maintained and controlled solely by Ubuntu community members
  • 4. Ubuntu Development Paid distro team Community maintainers  The Masters Of The Universe
  • 5. Ubuntu Translations Ubuntu translations are accomplished via the “Rosetta” web development framework Rosetta makes it easy for anyone of any skill level to help improve localization Localization teams are organized by language
  • 6. Ubuntu Translations Translations are not a minor feature. Translators are IMPORTANT.Do not underestimate the importance of true language independence in the Ubuntu ideology and goals.
  • 7. Ubuntu Artwork PRETTY IS A FEATURE (aka “The Compiz Effect”) Compelling artwork (splashscreens, desktops, icons) can be a significant “tractor feature” when new users evaluate their initial reactions to an OS (Can we all say “Mac OS X?”)
  • 8. Documenting UbuntuWithout good documentation any operating system is an unknown labyrinth to a user.Documentation separates the cream from the milk in open source.The Ubuntu Documentation team is critical part of Ubuntus mission and success.
  • 9. Supporting Ubuntu Community support is the primarysupport mechanism for the majority of Ubuntu users. (But I do like eating) Support via Launchpad, IRC, or forums is often a new users first experience with the Ubuntu community.
  • 10. Building A Business Improve your CV Gain demonstrable skills FLOSS mojo! The Ubuntu Marketplace The Guadalinex model Reselling services
  • 11. So why Ubuntu (or free software)?ROMANIAN INDEPENDENCELets review Romanian history:  A Roman province  Tribute to Ottoman Porte  Control by Hungary  Control By Austria-Hungary  Control by Russia
  • 12. Sultan Bill Gates Bey?AND NOW YOU WILLINGLY SURRENDER YOUR CONTROL OF THE MOSTIMPORTANT HUMAN ENDEAVOR OF THE CENTURY TO A FOREIGN CORPORATION?ROMANIA AND ROMANIANS DESERVE BETTER
  • 13. Open Source Is Your Choice For Independence CHOOSE SUSTAINABILITY! CHOOSE INDEPENDENCE! CHOOSE FREEDOM!CHOOSE OPEN SOURCE!
  • 14. Reusing These PresentationsIn the spirit of Free Software, I am releasing the slides from my two eLiberatica talks under a Creative Commons “By-NC-ND” license. Use these slides to spread the message! Download the PDF versions from: http://people.ubuntu.com/~mneptok/eLiberatica

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