Project I Nt Upret V2


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Project I Nt Upret V2

  1. 1. Project iNTUpret<br />Group Members:<br />Ng Jun Sen<br />Sivanessan<br />
  2. 2. Remember:<br />Using the STARS registration system for the first time?<br />
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  7. 7. Ever tried:<br />Booking an LT or the auditorium for your event?<br />
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  13. 13. NTU’s Translated Userguide<br />
  14. 14. iNTUpret<br />
  15. 15. NTU’s Translated Userguide<br />Aims to decipher the complex and messy information that is on the University’s website<br />Inspired by<br />Simplifies the information <br />Encourages students to contribute to the pages <br />
  16. 16. NTU’s Translated Userguide<br />Open source concept allows students to freely access, edit and distribute.<br />Open source would also allow for greater sharing while facilitating moderation<br />Garner input from seniors who have gone through the system<br />Aid new students who have difficulty using the system<br />
  17. 17. Interesting articles<br />STARS<br />Step-by-step procedural guide to how the system works<br />One of the most confusing things to a freshman, explained clearly and concisely<br />
  18. 18. Interesting articles<br />Course Modules<br />For example, CPE802’s module could be explained in detail on the wiki page<br />Includes feedback from student, lecturer’s bio and links to study guides<br />
  19. 19. Open Source Requirements<br />No intentional secrets<br />Everything is transparent<br />No agreements<br />No OSR-incompatible dependencies<br />Availability<br />Patents<br />
  20. 20. Open Source Requirements<br />No OSR-incompatible dependencies<br />Wiki site is based off an existing platform, MediaWiki, a web-based wiki software<br />It is a FOSS software distributed under the GNU GPL v2 license<br />There might be a problem<br />NTU’s content is copyrighted!<br />Therefore, no plagiarism of NTU’s content, requiring us to create original content for the site<br />Even then, we can use screenshots and NTU content as under Singapore law, our site benefits from Fair Dealing for academic use<br />
  21. 21. Open Source Requirements<br />Availability<br />Jimmy Wales: “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.”<br />Through a wiki page, anybody with Internet access will be able to learn important administrative information for free<br />
  22. 22. Safeguards<br />Students are to log in only with NTU email account<br />Spread news of site through word of mouth and Chronicle<br />Pages have a style guide that has to be followed<br />Page moderators will re-format and review information where necessary<br />
  23. 23. Objectives<br />An attempt to help staff and students understand complex administrative procedures<br />To guide NTU students through its services and website<br />To provide an open source platform of sharing amongst students<br />Future use for commercial and business purposes<br />
  24. 24. Where to go from here<br />Business Model<br />Produce a better-packaged, more visually presented version in a printed guidebook<br />Similar to many current open source software models<br />Source code (the information on iNTUpret wiki) is offered for free<br />But the packaged .exe binaries (the printed guidebooks) are sold at a small price<br />
  25. 25. Where to go from here <br />For example:<br />Users can access iNTUpret wiki at any time and navigate its contents<br />But a printed guidebook can be purchased by those who wants a physical copy that’s easier to read<br />
  26. 26. Where to go from here<br />Dual-licensing<br />Source Code (iNTUpret)<br />Licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license<br />Executable (Guidebook)<br />Copyrighted (design and illustrations)<br />Content still uses iNTUpret’s information, so it’ll keep the CC BY-NC-SA license<br />
  27. 27. What’s in the guidebook<br />It could be anything important to the student, from instructional guides to explanatory ones!<br />Can include a pullout calendar of all the important events of the year<br />
  28. 28. What’s in the guidebook<br />Any profit earned will be channeled back to employ good writers for certain pages in the wiki<br />Thus ensuring a continual flow of data entry and output<br />
  29. 29. Conclusion<br />iNTUpret meets:<br />Open source software requirement<br />Open source business model<br />But more importantly, iNTUpret is a refinement of proprietary systems and interfaces<br />And supports free use and dissemination of important information<br />
  30. 30. Conclusion<br />To benefit end-users, You.<br />
  31. 31. Thank you!<br />