Why are we HERE? What / Why   Open Source   ? K. Bala Vignesh [email_address] T.Shrinivasan [email_address] Indian Linux U...
Source Code (Open Source) Binary (Closed Source)
Case -1
Reinventing Wheel
Continuous Improvement
? Knowledge Sharing
Case -2
Review by few
Review by more, more and More
? More Corrections and  Less bugs
Case-3
Closed Building with few Guards
Open Building with more, more and  more Guards
? More Security
Case -4
Sealed CAR , You can't see , open and repair the Engine
Opened CAR You can see, open and fix the Problem.
? Technical Freedom
Case -5
You can only EAT
You can Prepare, Modify and Distribute
? Personal Freedom
<ul><ul><li>Free(dom) Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures 4 freedoms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>0...
<ul><ul><li>Proprietary Softwares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Owned by Company/individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Why Software Freedom? <ul><ul><li>Software  is science and knowledge  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>belongs to society  <...
<ul><li>Opensource Development Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source code  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Opensource Business Model <ul><ul><li>Service & Support  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
<ul><ul><li>Benefits to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study the source code and  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
<ul><ul><li>Advantages to Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to beg industry for project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><ul><li>Adoption of FOSS is a  National Mission . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most  unfortunate  thing is that Indi...
Images Taken from Flickr.com wheels  -  http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=877870174&size=l review by few -http://flickr....
Questions?
Copyright (c)  2007  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free...
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  1. 1. Why are we HERE? What / Why Open Source ? K. Bala Vignesh [email_address] T.Shrinivasan [email_address] Indian Linux User Group, Chennai
  2. 2. Source Code (Open Source) Binary (Closed Source)
  3. 3. Case -1
  4. 4. Reinventing Wheel
  5. 5. Continuous Improvement
  6. 6. ? Knowledge Sharing
  7. 7. Case -2
  8. 8. Review by few
  9. 9. Review by more, more and More
  10. 10. ? More Corrections and Less bugs
  11. 11. Case-3
  12. 12. Closed Building with few Guards
  13. 13. Open Building with more, more and more Guards
  14. 14. ? More Security
  15. 15. Case -4
  16. 16. Sealed CAR , You can't see , open and repair the Engine
  17. 17. Opened CAR You can see, open and fix the Problem.
  18. 18. ? Technical Freedom
  19. 19. Case -5
  20. 20. You can only EAT
  21. 21. You can Prepare, Modify and Distribute
  22. 22. ? Personal Freedom
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>Free(dom) Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures 4 freedoms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>0 Use for any purpose </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 Study and adapt(modify) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Distribute either free or gratis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Distribute the modified source </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(source code is mandatory for 1 and 3 Free as in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Speech and not as in Free Lunc h ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPL- General Public License </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Proprietary Softwares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Owned by Company/individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Usually given in binary form. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users have restriction on its use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot modify it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot copy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Why Software Freedom? <ul><ul><li>Software is science and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>belongs to society </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not property of individuals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>freely available </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Opensource Development Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CVS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributors – testing, documentation, localisation </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Opensource Business Model <ul><ul><li>Service & Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Warranty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sell Distributions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facility Management </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><ul><li>Benefits to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study the source code and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn programming design & technics. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand internals of programs. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Modify/enhance. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apply the design & technics in other projects. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to create software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>Advantages to Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to beg industry for project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plenty available on net. Contribute to it. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your contribution available for world. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College faculty can be the guide & College itself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>can give the certificate. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can continue to work on the project. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Adoption of FOSS is a National Mission . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most unfortunate thing is that India still </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>seems to believe in Proprietary solutions . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In India FOSS will have to come and stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in a big way for the benefit of our billion people </li></ul></ul>Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Ex. President of India
  31. 31. Images Taken from Flickr.com wheels - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=877870174&size=l review by few -http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=290395598&size=l building1 - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=484575444&size=l building with people1 - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1386361349&size=l car not openable - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=55366220&size=o car openable - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=55366129&size=o hand lock - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=853883323&size=o jumpling girl - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=780223591&size=o review by many - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=383034378&size=l idly1- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1489588805&size=l idly2- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=92074731&size=l idly3- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1691321700&size=l idly4- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=203244154&size=l idly5- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=164774821&size=l idly - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=232680038&size=l Dosai - http://flickr.com/photos/rumali/534768241/ binary - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=158530154&size=o childs- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1606105753&size=l indian flag -http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=128225160&size=l gandhi - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=293040040&size=o comp_cat_sleep- http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=918128338&size=l u can learn - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=6806473&size=l web - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=9500503&size=l grocery - http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=101527478&size=o
  32. 32. Questions?
  33. 33. Copyright (c) 2007 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html
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