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Free & Open Source - an introduction

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A very simple introduction for FOSS

A very simple introduction for FOSS

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  • 1. Free and Open Source Software Harit Kothari http://harit.kotharee.com/ @harit
  • 2.
    • Free : free as in beer
    • 3. Open Source : free as in freedom
    • 4. License : free for anyone to use
    • 5. Richard Stallman – father of FSF
  • 6.
      Restaurant
    • Restaurant and secrete recipe
      • Without, you can't prepare same food at home
    • The recipe is source code, and restaurant is just API
    • 7. Printer and driver
  • 8. … if you can cook, then why to go to restaurant
    • Your own combination and customisation
    • 9. No dependency on chef and servant; and the restaurant
    • 10. Take help of your neighbor to make better recipe
    • 11. Good that you don't need to sign agreements
  • 12. Freedom
    • It has meaning with freedom of every sort
    • 13. Almost cost free, community driven
    • 14. No dependency for service and support
  • 15. Simple four points
    • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
    • 16. The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish
    • 17. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
    • 18. The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others
  • 19. Who is using FOSS and how?
    • Me, you and all users of computers!
    • 20. We at livestream...
      • Flex SDK, RoR, jQuery, Eclipse (IDE), Java flavors, Apache HTTP Server, Firefox, Thunderbird
    • Most of web servers – Internet
    • 21. Most startup companies
    • 22. All giants including google, yahoo, IBM, M$, cisco
  • 23. FOSS Communities
    • Ubuntu (supported by Canonical + community) and almost every linux development
    • 24. Many independent projects at sourceforge.net
    • 25. Mozilla projects (supported by Mozilla Corp + community)
    • 26. Apache frameworks and server flavors (supported by Apache Software Foundation + community)
    • 27. Eclipse, NetBeans, Java, Perl, Python and so many...
  • 28. Fit to the categories
    • Android platform
    • 36. VirtualBox
    • 37. MySQL, Apache Derby
    • 38. Most programming languages
  • 39. Operating Systems
    • FOS
      • X-buntu (ubuntu, kubuntu, edubuntu), Mandriva, OpenSolaris, Fedora, Slackware, OpenSUSE
    • Non FOS
      • Suse Enterprise, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise, Windows, Mac (leopard, tiger – all animals of zoo)
  • 40. … but not open source
    • Google Documents, Dropbox
    • 41. MalwareBytes and MS Security Essentials
    • 42. Most IMs – Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo M, Digsby
  • 43. Enough... let's go precise
  • 44. + and -
    • Possibility of long term development (Firefox)
    • 45. Save money – no license
    • Lack of community strength
    • 46. No guarantee about support or development
  • 47. Why no FOSS ?
    • Sometimes marketing and advertisements
    • 48. Preinstalled
    • 49. Its OK, I am good with pirated copy
    • 50. Some community or project is just slow or dead
    • 51. No community initiative for specific domain
    • 52. Errr... Linux? which OS?
  • 53. Then how to earn ?
    • Charge for service and support and not product
      • Cynapse (cyn.in), zmanda
      • 54. Cost of fruits / veggies and delivery
    • FOSS projects as raw material to make other products – license policy matters
    • 55. Pay for customisation (CRM & ERP products)
  • 56. Creative Commons
    • Share, Remix, Reuse media (i.e. images, videos, animations, audio etc.)— Legally
    • 57. An Open Source flavor for media
  • 58. Free Documentaries under CC
    • Patent Absurdity
    • 59. The Story of Stuff
  • 60. Free Q & A
    • Limited CC - Q & A
      • Software Development - stackoverflow.com
      • 61. System Administrator - serverfault.com
      • 62. Designer - doctype.com
      • 63. General Computer User - superuser.com
  • 64. Interested more, explore...
    • Wikipedia – oh its also free but not open source
    • 65. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html
    • 66. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
    • 67. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software_community
    • 68. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_software_packages
    • 69. Thank you!