An Introduction to



             Diaa Radwan
             diaa@fedoraprojct.org
             September 16, 2008
[ What is Free Software ]
●   Software that is generally free of cost, and free as in 
    freedom
●   More importantly so...
[ The GNU Project]


 A recursive acronym for GNU's Not Unix
 Started September 27, 1983
 Founded by : Richard Stallman.
 ...
 [ What is GNU/Linux distro ]
●   Simply, set of applications and Linux kernel
[ What is fedora ]
●   Fedora is a Linux distribution
●   Free, Innovative, Robust, Free
●   Has its origins with Red Hat ...
    



Where did Fedora come
        from?
[ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ]



                  Boxed set every 6 months
                              ...
[ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ]


                    18 month support cycle
                               ...
[ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ]



             Selling beta products to customers
                         ...
[ Fedora | RHEL ]

           don’t sell it | sell it
   6 month release | 18 month release
no paid support | 5 year minim...
    



What is Fedora today?
[ 10,000,000 Fedora installations around the globe ]




Source : http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3786726...
[ A lab for open source development ]


                  lab rules:


         If you do it, do it in public.
       Make...
[ A set of projects ]
     Fedora 10 has over 6,500 source packages.
    Documentation (release notes, howtos, wiki).
    ...
[ A promise ]


     Free as in speech,
      Free as in Food.
Today, tomorrow, and always.
[ fedora logo ]
[fedora logo]
    



Who is Fedora?
[ A community of users and developers ]


                    irc
               mailing lists
              hosted projec...
[ Join the community ]




      OS Developer
      Content Writer
        Translator
      Web Developer
     Graphic Des...
[ Fedora Teams ]

 Documentation Project
       Marketing
  Localization (L10n)
    News Project
        Art team
       M...
[ A governance model ]

      Fedora Project Board


     5 appointed members
       4 elected members
           1 chairm...
    



Why does Fedora
    matter?
The Thesis

          If we do not invest in the ability
      to harness the ideas of the community,
then we incur all of...
“I wish I could
            “I wish I could download              use all of these
             my own custom version     ...
[ Limitless opportunity ]


    There are always more bugs to fix.
    There are always new tools to write.
  There are al...
[ First you play ]

      Get fedora for free.


Poke it, prod it, use it, share it.


          Be curious.
[ Then you learn ]

“How do I see emails from my girlfriend first?”
 “How to I hook a web server to a database?”
   “Can I...
[ Then you do ]

             “I set up a wiki server for .”
    “I built a backup system for my lab at school.”
“I wrote ...
[ Then you give back ]

“Network manager keeps losing my key. How do I file a
                       bug?”


“I'm working ...
[ Then you teach ]

     “Here's why open source is better.”


“Yeah, that's broken. here's how to file a bug.”


“Your rp...
Users of OSS
       (Good!)




  Googlers
  Bug reporters
       (Better!)



     Patchers

     Maintainers
       (Bes...
[ You're free, now go help the others ]



       You are the leaders we are looking for.


               http://fedorapr...
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Fedora Fs Menoufiya Release 10

  1. 1. An Introduction to Diaa Radwan diaa@fedoraprojct.org September 16, 2008
  2. 2. [ What is Free Software ] ● Software that is generally free of cost, and free as in  freedom ● More importantly software that is free in the following  ways: – The freedom to run the program, for any purpose – The freedom to study how the program works,  and adapt it to your needs – The freedom to redistribute copies so you can  help your neighbor – The freedom to improve the program, and release  your improvements to the public, so that the  whole community benefits
  3. 3. [ The GNU Project]  A recursive acronym for GNU's Not Unix  Started September 27, 1983  Founded by : Richard Stallman.  Software published under GPL license.
  4. 4.  [ What is GNU/Linux distro ] ● Simply, set of applications and Linux kernel
  5. 5. [ What is fedora ] ● Fedora is a Linux distribution ● Free, Innovative, Robust, Free ● Has its origins with Red Hat Linux ● Differs from Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Frequent releases (every 6 months) – Leading edge 
  6. 6.      Where did Fedora come from?
  7. 7. [ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ] Boxed set every 6 months == Failed business model [ ... 5.0 5.1 5.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 8 9 ... ]
  8. 8. [ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ] 18 month support cycle == No time for ISVs to build products == Failed business model [ ... 5.0 5.1 5.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 8 9 ... ]
  9. 9. [ In the beginning, there was Red Hat Linux ] Selling beta products to customers == Failed business model [ ... 5.0 5.1 5.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 8 9 ... ]
  10. 10. [ Fedora | RHEL ] don’t sell it | sell it 6 month release | 18 month release no paid support | 5 year minimum support new cool stuff | old boring stuff community driven | company driven
  11. 11.      What is Fedora today?
  12. 12. [ 10,000,000 Fedora installations around the globe ] Source : http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3786726    
  13. 13. [ A lab for open source development ] lab rules: If you do it, do it in public. Make it new, but make it work. Fail, learn, and repeat. As quickly as possible!
  14. 14. [ A set of projects ] Fedora 10 has over 6,500 source packages. Documentation (release notes, howtos, wiki). Translation (80+ languages). Worldwide ambassadors and marketing 570+. Worldwide volunteer prod-ops and infrastructure team. Artwork and websites. Quality assurance and bug triage. Building more ways to work together.
  15. 15. [ A promise ] Free as in speech, Free as in Food. Today, tomorrow, and always.
  16. 16. [ fedora logo ]
  17. 17. [fedora logo]
  18. 18.      Who is Fedora?
  19. 19. [ A community of users and developers ] irc mailing lists hosted projects bugzilla community sites wiki
  20. 20. [ Join the community ] OS Developer Content Writer Translator Web Developer Graphic Designer
  21. 21. [ Fedora Teams ] Documentation Project Marketing Localization (L10n) News Project Art team Marketing Usability Infrastructure Bug triage Packaging Testing project
  22. 22. [ A governance model ] Fedora Project Board 5 appointed members 4 elected members 1 chairman Real power to the real community.
  23. 23.      Why does Fedora matter?
  24. 24. The Thesis If we do not invest in the ability to harness the ideas of the community, then we incur all of the costs of proprietary software without gaining the primary benefit of free software.
  25. 25. “I wish I could “I wish I could download  use all of these my own custom version  old computers of Fedora from a website.” in our school's classrooms.” The Thesis “I wish I could carry “I wish I had the  my entire computer power to fix If we do not invest in the ability this simple bug with me on a single USB key.”to harness the ideas of the community,in Thunderbird.” then we incur all of the costs of proprietary software without gaining the primary benefit of free software. “I wish someone “I wish I could just would fix the bug run this one command I filed six months ago.” on every system in “I wish they'd teach the company and get how open source the results in a simple list.” works at my university.”
  26. 26. [ Limitless opportunity ] There are always more bugs to fix. There are always new tools to write. There are always new projects to start. Work in the community and build your name.
  27. 27. [ First you play ] Get fedora for free. Poke it, prod it, use it, share it. Be curious.
  28. 28. [ Then you learn ] “How do I see emails from my girlfriend first?” “How to I hook a web server to a database?” “Can I write a script to do this? Or that?” “Wow, there are actually cool games on Linux!” The internet changes everything.
  29. 29. [ Then you do ] “I set up a wiki server for .” “I built a backup system for my lab at school.” “I wrote a script to email hockey scores to my phone.” The more you do, the more there is to do.
  30. 30. [ Then you give back ] “Network manager keeps losing my key. How do I file a bug?” “I'm working on a spelling game for my nephew. How do I share it with others?” “I made my own Fedora Live CD – let me show everyone how I did it!”
  31. 31. [ Then you teach ] “Here's why open source is better.” “Yeah, that's broken. here's how to file a bug.” “Your rpm doesn't build properly. here's a fix.”
  32. 32. Users of OSS (Good!) Googlers Bug reporters (Better!) Patchers Maintainers (Best!)
  33. 33. [ You're free, now go help the others ] You are the leaders we are looking for. http://fedoraproject.org

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