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Open Source and the Girl Geek (English)

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Presented at the 5th Girl Geek Dinner Milano October 24th, 2008. An introduction to Open Source, the world of women and Open Source, and the Girl Geek and Open Source. …

Presented at the 5th Girl Geek Dinner Milano October 24th, 2008. An introduction to Open Source, the world of women and Open Source, and the Girl Geek and Open Source.

* What is Open Source (OS)
* Why Open Source
* Open Source in the world
* The Girl Geek and the Open Source World
* How to Contribute
* Appendix A: Some Open Source Alternatives for Proprietary Software

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  • 1. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Open Source and the Girl Geeks Girl Geek Dinners Milano 24 October, 2008 with the contribution of Bruna Gardella and the support of the team GGD Milano Sara Rosso
  • 2. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Open Source • What is Open Source (OS) • Why Open Source • Open Source in the world • The Girl Geek and the Open Source World • How to Contribute • Appendix: Some Open Source Alternatives for Proprietary Software
  • 3. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso What is Open Source?
  • 4. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso What is Open Source • Free Software <> Open Source <> Free The primary objective is not the (lack of) cost of the software, but its survival! • Free Software Foundation (Stallman, GPL) • OSI (Netscape) and Free/Libre and Open Source Software (F/LOSS) Community
  • 5. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso The Different Types of Software Proprietary: Limits of use, distribution and license, decided by the author Public Domain: No copyright Open Source: With copyright but free! Can be redistributed.
  • 6. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso The Different Types of Software GPL (Gnu General Public License) – We're at version 3.0… – Copyleft : GPL applied also the modifications made to the original – LGPL : copyleft on the original source file, not “contagious” – Apache License : free with a note on copyright, without copyleft.
  • 7. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso The Four Foundation Rights of GPL Rif. [12]
  • 8. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Use it at your Discretion
  • 9. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Study and Modify it (even the source code)
  • 10. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Distribute the Original Software (copy and share)
  • 11. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Distribute the modified software (even the source code)
  • 12. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Why Open Source • It's everywhere, it's around us...we use it and we don't even realize it. • There are no barriers to entry: – no expensive courses – no expensive licenses • Meritocracy
  • 13. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Why Open Source…today? Economic Crisis Less Budget! OS Skills in demand!!!
  • 14. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Linux Administrator Demand Trend JOB Market Rif. [13]
  • 15. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso LAMP Demand Trend JOB Market Rif. [13]
  • 16. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Open Source is Growing!!!
  • 17. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso New Open Source Projects Rif. [2]
  • 18. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Total Open Source Projects Rif. [2]
  • 19. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Where are the Women?
  • 20. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Presence of Women in Proprietary Software [Rif. 1] 72% 28% Male Female
  • 21. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Presence of Women in Open Source Software [Rif. 1] 98.5% 1.5% Male Female
  • 22. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso There are Women… Linux Chix KDE Women *elenco nell’appendice A
  • 23. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso And the Girl Geek?
  • 24. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Navigates with Reads RSS feeds with
  • 25. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Transfers the photos to her site via FTP with Modifies images/photos with Writes a post on her blog with
  • 26. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Uses OpenOffice to write and manage her important documents Manages her projects with GANTTProject Creates PDF with pdfforge
  • 27. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Condivide i video GGD peer-to-peer con Transmission Chats with her friends with Pidgin/Adium Watches a film with VLC
  • 28. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso The world of Open Source is close to the Girl Geek Why not get Closer?
  • 29. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso How to Contribute
  • 30. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Before Contributing...
  • 31. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso How to Start... • Which software do you use? • Is it Open Source? • Change • Try • Get Informed about the Community • And then? Contribute!
  • 32. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso While you're using... • Identify cool or interesting features • Note points for improvement or missing features • Identify improvements from a usability point of view
  • 33. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Now You're Ready! You should Contribute! There are many ways to do it!
  • 34. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Q&A, Testing • Testing and reporting bugs • Recommend new desired features • Feedback on usability • Participate on the forums
  • 35. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Program • Program! • Create a plugin or add-on • Share your modifications of the software with the community
  • 36. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribuire: Usability • Explore a paradigm of interaction • Improve the learnability • Plan the interfaces adaptable for new evolutions • “Where Open Source meets Usability” – http://openusability.org/
  • 37. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Documentation • Create or improve documents or manuals • Contribute to support forums or mailing lists • Create a theme, logo or graphic for the site or for the software
  • 38. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Altruism • Donate money!!!
  • 39. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Advocacy • Speak about it on the site, with your online and offline networks • Show which OS software you use in the software of your site • Link to donation sites and participation in the communities
  • 40. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Advocacy • Become a consultant who promotes the use of OS solutions with your clients • Create courses or workshops (even free) to teach the use of OS software
  • 41. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Contribute: Translate • Speak more than one language? • Translate software menus, manuals, web sites, support documents or forums
  • 42. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Ready??
  • 43. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Sara Rosso sara.rosso@sararosso.com
  • 44. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Want to Know More? Bibliography 1. FLOSSPOLS: Gender: Integrated Report of Findings, Bernhard Krieger, James Leach – http://www.flosspols.org/deliverables/FLOSSPOLS-D16-Gender_Integrated_Report_of_Findings.pdf – http://flossproject.org/report/FLOSS_Final4.pdf 1. The Total Growth of Open Source, Amit Deshpande, Dirk Riehle, SAP Research, SAP Labs LLC – http://www.riehle.org/2008/03/14/the-total-growth-of-open-source/ 1. Women Open Source Free Software - Biblio – http://www.linuxchix.org/women-open-source-free-software-bibliography.html 1. Women in Open Source Mini-conference – http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/bsd-guru/women-in-open-source-miniconf-14404 1. Open-source needs more women developers – http://www.computerworld.com/developmenttopics/development/story/0,10801,103777,00.html 1. Elenco di Programmi Open Source – http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elenco_di_programmi_open_source 1. Un introduzione a Open Source In Italiano – http://www.slideshare.net/archimedix/free-software-open-source-floss 1. Geek Feminism Wiki on Open Source 1. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Open_Source_Software • Top 5 Open Source Wiki Engines – http://www.benh.org/techblog/2007/08/top-5-open-source-wiki-engines/ 1. PDF Editing & Creation: 50+ open source/free alternatives to Adobe Acrobat – http://www.cogniview.com/convert-pdf-to-excel/post/pdf-editing-creation-50-open-sourcefree-alternatives-to-adobe-acrobat/ 1. Open Source slides from WebChick – presentati alla GGD Montreal, Gennaio 2008 – http://webchick.net/node/19 1. Intervista a Stallman – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJi2rkHiNqg 1. IT Jobs Watch: Computing Careers – http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/linux%20administrator.do
  • 45. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Photo Credits • Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/ • Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvertje/2620875254/ • Slide 10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kool_skatkat/2277548303/ • Slide 11: http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvertje/2621932632/ • Slide 12: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesire_cat/2616119267/ • Slide 17: Sara Rosso, www.sararosso.com • Slide 28: http://www.flickr.com/photos/annetta/2610001681/ • Slide 31: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fahdad/1574112409/ • Slide 34: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcioeugenio/2757948090/ • Slide 35: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/409924867/ • Slide 36: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alisdair/135306281/ • Slide 38: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobeirasa/956242230/ • Slide 39: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blampert/2119535732/ • Slide 40: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/2493066577/ • Slide 41: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaspi/80538071/ • Slide 42: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tosaytheleast/2317331669/ • Slide 43: http://www.flickr.com/photos/naiadsspring/185867053/ **All the photos in this presentation have a Creative Commons license or the permission of the author.
  • 46. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Groups of Women in OS • Debian Women http://women.debian.org/ • Linux Chix http://www.linuxchix.org/ • Fedora Women http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Women • GNOME Women http://live.gnome.org/GnomeWomen • KDE Women http://women.kde.org/ • Ubuntu Women http://www.ubuntu-women.org/ • PHP Women http://www.phpwomen.org/ • Drupalchix http://groups.drupal.org/drupalchix • Apache Women http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_ mbox/www-women/ • BSDChix http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/BSDChix/
  • 47. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Appendix A: Some Open Source Alternatives for Proprietary Software
  • 48. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Operating System Proprietary: • Windows, Mac OS Open Source: • Linux (generale) http://www.linux.it – Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/ – Debian http://www.debian.org – SUSE http://www.opensuse.org • OpenSolaris http://www.opensolaris.org • BSD http://www.bsd.org
  • 49. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Web Browser Proprietary: • Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome Open Source: • Firefox – http://www.mozilla.com/firefox • Flock – http://www.flock.com/ • K-Meleon – http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/
  • 50. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Presentations, Documents, Spreadsheets Proprietary: • Microsoft Office, Lotus Suite Open Source: • OpenOffice.org – http://www.openoffice.org • GNOME Office – http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice
  • 51. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Wiki Proprietary: • Confluence, Google Sites, Wikispaces, PBWiki Open Source • MediaWiki – http://www.mediawiki.org/ • Twiki – http://www.twiki.org • PMWiki – http://www.pmwiki.org/
  • 52. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Web Sites and CMS Proprietary: • Dreamweaver, custom CMS Open Source: • Wordpress – http://www.wordpress.org • Drupal – http://www.drupal.org • Joomla – http://www.joomla.org
  • 53. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Instant Messaging Proprietary: • GTalk, MSN Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Open Source: • Pidgin – http://pidgin.im/ • Adium – http://www.adiumx.com/ • aMSN – http://www.amsn-project.net/
  • 54. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Create PDF Proprietary: • Adobe PDF Creator Open Source: • PDF Creator – http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator • PDF Forge – http://www.pdfforge.org
  • 55. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso FTP Proprietary: • Bulletproof, WinFTP Open Source: • FileZilla – http://filezilla-project.org • WinSCP – http://winscp.net
  • 56. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Various Tools • Web Statistics: AWStats – http://awstats.sourceforge.net/ • Create Podcasts: Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net • Manage Projects: GANTTProject – http://ganttproject.biz • Mind Map: Free Mind – http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index. php/Main_Page
  • 57. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Various Tools • Modify Images: GIMP – http://www.gimp.org • XAMPP – package of web server apps installable on your PC – http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html • Delete files, forever: Inferno – http://inferno.sourceforge.net/
  • 58. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso PC Backup Proprietary: • Genie Backup, Norton Ghost, Mozy Open Source: • Amanda – http://amanda.zmanda.com/ • BackupPC – http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/
  • 59. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Database Proprietary: • Access, MS SQL, IBM DB2, Oracle database Open Source: • MySQL – http://www.mysql.com/products/database/ • GNOME-DB – http://www.gnome-db.org/ • SQLite – http://www.sqlite.org/ • InnoDB – http://www.innodb.com/
  • 60. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Server Web & Mail Proprietary: • Microsoft IIS & Exchange Open Source: • Sendmail – http://www.sendmail.org • Apache web server – http://www.apache.org
  • 61. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso Metaverse Proprietary: • SecondLife Open Source: • The OpenSource Metaverse Project – http://metaverse.sourceforge.net/
  • 62. MILANO October 2008 Sara Rosso (Management) ERP/CRM Proprietary: • SAP, JD Edwards (Oracle) Open Source: • Compiere : ERP e CRM – http://www.compiere.com/