Transcript of "Introduction to Free and Open Source Software - August 2005"
GNU/Linux● JMI-LUG(Linux/Open Users Group)● Topics to be discussed – History – Installation – Configuration Saleem A. Ansari B.Tech(Comp. Engg.) Semester-V
What is FSF/GNU● Richard Stallman – Emacs, GCC, ...● Paul Vixie - BIND● Linus Torvalds - Linux● Brian Behlendorf – Apache● Bruce Perens – Debian Linux Package● Larry Wall - Perl
Richard Stallman● MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1971● GNU ( GNUs Not Unix ), January 1984● ”So, in 1985 we created the Free Software Foundation, a tax-exempt charity for free software development” -- Richard● ”It is due to Linux that we can actually run a version of the GNU system today.” -- Richard
Linus B. Torvalds● University of Helsinki, Finland, 1991● Made Linux open source under GPL● OSDL (Open Source Developement Labs)● Linux Version 0.99 ---> 2.7.x
....and many others● People work over the internet by `will`● Mostly includes academic people: Students , Professors, etc...● Business Contributor Companies like: RedHat, Novell, IBM, HP... and many more● Voluntary Contributors
What is Linux?● Its is just the Kernel( 0.1-0.3% ) of the total GNU/Linux System● REVOLUTION OS● Most Versatile OS : from Mainframes --> Embedded Devices● Most Stable OS: Stable for Years● Its Free as in Freedom but not necessarily free of cost