Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

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Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

  1. 1. Introduction to Free and Open Source Software Jaganadh G Project Lead NLP R&D 365Media Pvt. Ltd. jaganadhg@gmail.com 365Corporate Solutions LLP, Coimbatore 22 January 2011 Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  2. 2. Introduction FOSS Free and open-source software (F/OSS, FOSS) or free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS) is software that is liberally licensed to grant the right of users to use, study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code. In the context of free and open source software, free refers to the freedom to copy and re-use the software, rather than to the price of the software. The Free Software Foundation, an organization that advocates the free software model, suggests that, to understand the concept, one should ”think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer”. Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  3. 3. History In 1950’s,60’s and 70’s there was freedom of computing Late 90’s the scenario changed In the 1970s AT&T distributed early versions of UNIX. 1979 they started selling In 1983, Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project In 1989, the first version of the GNU General Public License was published The Linux kernel, started by Linus Torvalds, was released as freely modifiable source code in 1991. It was based on AST’s Minix 1998: Open Source Initiative(OSI) founded. Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  4. 4. FOSS Development Model The FOSS development model is called ”Bazzar” model Internet driven development Community Driven development ans support Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  5. 5. Open Source Philosophy and Other fields The FOSS philosophy has been influenced by other fields also Open Document Format Open Movie Open Access Journal Open Books ...................... Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  6. 6. Why Open Source should come to Education? Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  7. 7. Open Source Initiatives in Coimbatore Anna University Coimbatore Introduces FOSS in the Syallabus Corporates in Coimbatore adopts FOSS (Including 365Media) Indian Linux User’s Group Coimbatore started http://ilugcbe.techstud.org Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  8. 8. Questions ?? Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software
  9. 9. Finally Jaganadh G Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

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