What is FOSS? Samuel Coleman
FOSS: a definition Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the...
Benefits to using FOSS COST – FREE
Benefits to using FOSS No use restrictions – For 1 pc or 100,000
Benefits to using FOSS Free to modify/change the software without paying fees or getting permission
Benefits to using FOSS PROVIDES YOU WITH CHOICES
Who's using FOSS? <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>CISCO </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser </li></ul><ul><li>...
Universities that use FOSS <ul><li>Boston University </li></ul><ul><li>Clemson University  </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Unive...
Firefox Web Browser <ul><li>www.mozilla.org </li></ul><ul><li>One the most popular web browsers available </li></ul><ul><l...
Open Office : A MS Office Alternative <ul><li>Word Processing  - Writer  </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tool – Impress </l...
Anti-Virus Applications <ul><li>ClamWin (clamwin.com) </li></ul><ul><li>AVG (http://free.grisoft.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Sp...
GIMP  GNU Image Manipulation Program <ul><li>A free alternative to Photoshop.  This program can perform a variety of funct...
Blender 3D <ul><li>Professional grade 3D graphics creation suite that can: </li></ul><ul><li>2D and 3D modeling </li></ul>...
QCAD <ul><li>Computer Aided Design and Drafting Tool  </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to Auto CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Used to c...
Scribus <ul><li>Desktop Publishing Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to Quark Xpress  or MS Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>C...
MOODLE <ul><li>Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable  and compatible with Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Hig...
Mplayer <ul><li>Multimedia player which can run a variety of file formats:  </li></ul><ul><li>mpeg/vob </li></ul><ul><li>A...
MythTv <ul><li>Software PVR (Personal Video Recorder) </li></ul><ul><li>Timeshifting </li></ul><ul><li>Plays DVD's. CD's, ...
The R Project <ul><li>R is a programming language and environment for statistical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Linear and no...
Thank you for listening Contact information: Samuel Coleman [email_address]
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  1. 1. What is FOSS? Samuel Coleman
  2. 2. FOSS: a definition Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software: * The freedom to run the program, for any purpose. * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs . Access to the source code is a precondition for this. * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor * The freedom to improve the program, and release your im provements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (www.fsf.org)
  3. 3. Benefits to using FOSS COST – FREE
  4. 4. Benefits to using FOSS No use restrictions – For 1 pc or 100,000
  5. 5. Benefits to using FOSS Free to modify/change the software without paying fees or getting permission
  6. 6. Benefits to using FOSS PROVIDES YOU WITH CHOICES
  7. 7. Who's using FOSS? <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>CISCO </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser </li></ul><ul><li>Panasonic </li></ul><ul><li>Tommy Hilfiger </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>US Army </li></ul><ul><li>The US Postal Service </li></ul>
  8. 8. Universities that use FOSS <ul><li>Boston University </li></ul><ul><li>Clemson University </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State </li></ul><ul><li>MIT </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina State University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Yale </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton University </li></ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul><ul><li>Rutgers </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cambridge </li></ul><ul><li>UCSD </li></ul><ul><li>University of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>University of Notre Dame </li></ul>
  9. 9. Firefox Web Browser <ul><li>www.mozilla.org </li></ul><ul><li>One the most popular web browsers available </li></ul><ul><li>Very secure </li></ul><ul><li>Very modular – allows for customization via add-ons, plugins, extensions, and themes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Open Office : A MS Office Alternative <ul><li>Word Processing - Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Tool – Impress </li></ul><ul><li>Math – Mathmetical Function Creator </li></ul><ul><li>Draw – Vector Drawing Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Calc – Spreadsheet Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Base – Database application </li></ul><ul><li>www.openoffice.org </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anti-Virus Applications <ul><li>ClamWin (clamwin.com) </li></ul><ul><li>AVG (http://free.grisoft.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Spybot Search and Destroy (spybot.info) </li></ul>
  12. 12. GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program <ul><li>A free alternative to Photoshop. This program can perform a variety of functions: </li></ul><ul><li>Simple drawing and coloring </li></ul><ul><li>Professional grade photo retouching </li></ul><ul><li>Mass production image renderer </li></ul><ul><li>Image format converter </li></ul><ul><li>www.gimp.org </li></ul>
  13. 13. Blender 3D <ul><li>Professional grade 3D graphics creation suite that can: </li></ul><ul><li>2D and 3D modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic rendering </li></ul><ul><li>Video game creation </li></ul><ul><li>www. blender.org </li></ul>
  14. 14. QCAD <ul><li>Computer Aided Design and Drafting Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to Auto CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Used to create technical drawings, blueprints, and mechnical parts. </li></ul><ul><li>www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Scribus <ul><li>Desktop Publishing Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to Quark Xpress or MS Publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Can Create a variety of file formats </li></ul><ul><li>Very modular and allows for custom modules to add functionality </li></ul><ul><li>www.scribus.org </li></ul>
  16. 16. MOODLE <ul><li>Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable and compatible with Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Highly scaleable and administration is web-based </li></ul><ul><li>www.moodle.org </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mplayer <ul><li>Multimedia player which can run a variety of file formats: </li></ul><ul><li>mpeg/vob </li></ul><ul><li>Avi </li></ul><ul><li>Ogg </li></ul><ul><li>WMA </li></ul><ul><li>WMV </li></ul><ul><li>MP4 </li></ul><ul><li>www.mplayerhq.hu </li></ul>
  18. 18. MythTv <ul><li>Software PVR (Personal Video Recorder) </li></ul><ul><li>Timeshifting </li></ul><ul><li>Plays DVD's. CD's, video game emulators </li></ul><ul><li>Can capture and play HDTV broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>TIVO like functionality </li></ul><ul><li>www.mythtv.org </li></ul>
  19. 19. The R Project <ul><li>R is a programming language and environment for statistical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Linear and non-linear modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Classical statistical tests </li></ul><ul><li>Good graphic user interface </li></ul><ul><li>Does everything that SPSS does – for FREE </li></ul><ul><li>www.r-project.org </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for listening Contact information: Samuel Coleman [email_address]
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