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An introduction to the Open Source philosophy of Computer Software.

An introduction to the Open Source philosophy of Computer Software.

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  • 1. Introduction to free & open source software JMILUG
  • 2. How many of you have used .. Mozilla Firefox
  • 3. VLC media player
  • 4. OpenOffice
  • 5. And furthermore:  Android  Notepad++  7-Zip  Wordpress  Pidgin
  • 6. What is common in all of them? All the above are Free and Open Source Software.
  • 7. Confused?
  • 8. Lets go back ... History
  • 9. In 1985 Richard Stallman formed FSF
  • 10. ● 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
  • 11. In year 1990 A finnish student by name Linus Torvalds
  • 12. Wrote kernel And released it under GPL. This kernel is now popularly known as Linux.
  • 13. So Gnu toolchains + kernel == Gnu/Linux
  • 14. What are various distros ?
  • 15. Also After 1997, a programming model other than the GPLed model emerged which is now popularly known as the Open Source Initiative.
  • 16. The Pyramid
  • 17. So the question is .. Why should i learn free & opensource software, Gnu/Linux? How and where to look for help?
  • 18. Why should i learn free & opensource software? For your good. Better knowledge about how things/technology works. Better paid job?
  • 19. How and where to look for help? The Linux Documentation Project (tldp.org) Distribution/software specific websites
  • 20. But am not a coder ….. You can still help and be part of the community Localization Documentation Artwork Bug Reporting Mentoring
  • 21. Questions?
  • 22. Thanks Akif Khan Linux Missionary

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