Introduction to FOSS, SRM University

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Introduction to FOSS, SRM University

  1. 1. Introduction to free & open source software SRM University, Chennai, India
  2. 2. How many of you have used ..Mozilla Firefox
  3. 3. AndThunderbird
  4. 4. andFilezilla
  5. 5. andVLC media player
  6. 6. alsoOpenOffice
  7. 7. What is common in all of them?All the above are Free and Open SourceSoftware.
  8. 8. Confused?
  9. 9. Lets go back ... History
  10. 10. In 1985Richard Stallman formed FSF
  11. 11. ● He along with a group of like minded programmers started work in developing the tools needed to make a complete OS - like an editor (Emacs), a C compiler (GCC), libraries and all associated generic Unix tools like cat,ls, chmod etc
  12. 12. In year 1990A finnish student by name Linus Torvalds
  13. 13. Wrote kernelAnd released it under GPL.This kernel is now popularly known as Linux.
  14. 14. SoGnu toolchains + kernel == Gnu/Linux
  15. 15. What are various distros ?
  16. 16. AlsoAfter 1997, a programming model other thanthe GPLed model emerged which is nowpopularly known as the Open Source Initiative.
  17. 17. The Pyramid
  18. 18. So the question is ..Why should i learn free & opensource software,Gnu/Linux?How and where to look for help?
  19. 19. Why should i learn free & opensource software?For your good.Better knowledge about how things/technologyworks.Better paid job?
  20. 20. How and where to look for help?The Linux Documenatation Project (tldp.org)Distribution/software specific websites
  21. 21. But am not a coder …..You can still help and be part of the community Localization Documentation Artwork Bug Reporting Mentoring
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Thanks Atul Jha@koolhead17

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