Project I Nt Upret V2

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