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Who am I?   Atif Hussain   ICT & Curriculum Specialist   Writer   Blogger   Consultant   Open Source advocate
We are closed
It’s mine   Although we are often unaware of our    indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are    very much a...
Which soda would you serve your guests?
FLOSS   What is it?
Why the name FLOSS?   F = free (English) or frei (German)   L = libre (Spanish or French), livre (Portuguese),    or lib...
Where does FLOSS come from?
Computer Programmer
Source Code
Compiler
Machine Code
Why do they FLOSS?
TYPES OF FLOSSAtif Hussain
Microsoft Office (Propriety)
Open Office (Free off-line)
Google Apps
Zoho
Adobe Photoshop (Propriety)
GIMP (Free off-line)
Picnik (Free on-line now part of G+)
Flowol (Propriety)
Scratch (Free off-line)
Dropal (Free on-line)
E-Jay (Propriety)
Audacity (Free off-line)
Audio Expert (Free on-line)
Nova Mind (Propriety)
Free Mind (Free off-line)
Bubbl (Free on-line)
The choice is yours
CONCLUSIONAtif Hussain
So why FLOSS?   Choice – By its very nature it is available for all   Reliability – Internet is maintained by FLOSS apps...
Finally   Although we are often unaware of our    indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are    very much a p...
I am not anti­Microsoft. Microsoft is anti­me
Thank you   Twitter : @icttoolbox   Web : www.icttoolbox.com   Email : atif@icttoolbox.comAtif HussainICT & Curriculum ...
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Presentation shared during my Keynote speech at the YSEP conference 2012, in Alexandria, Egypt. The presentation describes the nature of Open Source Software for education.

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  1. 1. Who am I? Atif Hussain ICT & Curriculum Specialist Writer Blogger Consultant Open Source advocate
  2. 2. We are closed
  3. 3. It’s mine Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership. (Carly Fiorina, Ex- CEO HP)
  4. 4. Which soda would you serve your guests?
  5. 5. FLOSS What is it?
  6. 6. Why the name FLOSS? F = free (English) or frei (German) L = libre (Spanish or French), livre (Portuguese), or libero (Italian), O = Open S = Source S = Software AKA OSS FOSS
  7. 7. Where does FLOSS come from?
  8. 8. Computer Programmer
  9. 9. Source Code
  10. 10. Compiler
  11. 11. Machine Code
  12. 12. Why do they FLOSS?
  13. 13. TYPES OF FLOSSAtif Hussain
  14. 14. Microsoft Office (Propriety)
  15. 15. Open Office (Free off-line)
  16. 16. Google Apps
  17. 17. Zoho
  18. 18. Adobe Photoshop (Propriety)
  19. 19. GIMP (Free off-line)
  20. 20. Picnik (Free on-line now part of G+)
  21. 21. Flowol (Propriety)
  22. 22. Scratch (Free off-line)
  23. 23. Dropal (Free on-line)
  24. 24. E-Jay (Propriety)
  25. 25. Audacity (Free off-line)
  26. 26. Audio Expert (Free on-line)
  27. 27. Nova Mind (Propriety)
  28. 28. Free Mind (Free off-line)
  29. 29. Bubbl (Free on-line)
  30. 30. The choice is yours
  31. 31. CONCLUSIONAtif Hussain
  32. 32. So why FLOSS? Choice – By its very nature it is available for all Reliability – Internet is maintained by FLOSS apps Security – Allows anyone to check for flaws Fast Deployment – 1000s of volunteers Cost Effective – Free is a hard price to beat Ethical – It is open after all.
  33. 33. Finally Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership. (Carly Fiorina, Ex- CEO HP)
  34. 34. I am not anti­Microsoft. Microsoft is anti­me
  35. 35. Thank you Twitter : @icttoolbox Web : www.icttoolbox.com Email : atif@icttoolbox.comAtif HussainICT & Curriculum Specialist
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