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FOSS

YOU

Tripad Mishra
Mozillian/FSA
Free & Open-Source Software
The ideology behind FOSS
Freedom
to
COPY & DISTRIBUTE
use software for any purpose without any restrictions

Image Credit: Grant Hutchinson
Source: http://www...
Study
How the software works

Image Credit: Ines Seidel
Source: www.flickr.com/photos/40377684@N02/4935294793/
Change & Improve
Fix, Improve, adapt, remix … as you want!

Image Credit: Phillipa W.
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Why everyone loves
FOSS
THE OBVIOUS LIST
• Lower Cost
• No “Lock-in”
• Easy to adapt & modify
• Privacy, Security & Trust
And many more reasons
BU...
COMMUNITY
SOME NUMBERS
“The Mozilla Community consists of over
40,000 active contributors from across the
globe”
http://en.wikipedia...
But why should it matter to
me ?
PRACTICAL LEARNING
Play, break, fix, fork, patch and learn with
the code

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s-t-r-a-n-g...
RECOGNITION
Your code is your resume.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mstevenson83/4277378468/
BEYOND CODE
Many other areas like localization, support,
etc. that you contribute in.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photo...
NETWORKING
Meeting some of smartest people in the
world
FROM IDEA TO GREATNESS
Your “simple” idea can be transformed into
an AWESOME product

Source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/3380...
About Mozilla
•

Non-profit

•

Promotes innovation,
participation & openness

•

Open Web and transparency
• Mozilla believes that web is a public
resource for Innovation and Opportunity
where we can build our dreams

• Mozilla a...
VIDEO
CONTRIBUTE TO
MOZILLA
Mozilla.org/contribute
WhatCanIDoForMozilla.org

MozillaIndia.org
Thank You
Tripad Mishra
Twitter.com/_Tripad
tripad.mishra@gmail.com
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Why free & open source software movement (FOSS) should matter to you (as a student) .

Presented at the inauguration of "Firefox Club STES" : http://firefoxclubstes.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/planting-a-seed-of-open-source-at-stes/


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FOSS & You - Why it should matter to you

  1. 1. FOSS YOU Tripad Mishra Mozillian/FSA
  2. 2. Free & Open-Source Software The ideology behind FOSS
  3. 3. Freedom to
  4. 4. COPY & DISTRIBUTE use software for any purpose without any restrictions Image Credit: Grant Hutchinson Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/5182284199
  5. 5. Study How the software works Image Credit: Ines Seidel Source: www.flickr.com/photos/40377684@N02/4935294793/
  6. 6. Change & Improve Fix, Improve, adapt, remix … as you want! Image Credit: Phillipa W. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2596768995/
  7. 7. Why everyone loves FOSS
  8. 8. THE OBVIOUS LIST • Lower Cost • No “Lock-in” • Easy to adapt & modify • Privacy, Security & Trust And many more reasons BUT… THE BIGGEST REASON IS
  9. 9. COMMUNITY
  10. 10. SOME NUMBERS “The Mozilla Community consists of over 40,000 active contributors from across the globe” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla GitHub.com: “Each weekday there are over 20,000 issues, 50,000 comments, and 250,000 pushes on repositories maintained by contributors all over the world.” http://octoverse.github.com
  11. 11. But why should it matter to me ?
  12. 12. PRACTICAL LEARNING Play, break, fix, fork, patch and learn with the code Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s-t-r-a-n-g-e/2239001689/
  13. 13. RECOGNITION Your code is your resume. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mstevenson83/4277378468/
  14. 14. BEYOND CODE Many other areas like localization, support, etc. that you contribute in. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfrenzy/5577459764
  15. 15. NETWORKING Meeting some of smartest people in the world
  16. 16. FROM IDEA TO GREATNESS Your “simple” idea can be transformed into an AWESOME product Source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/338064
  17. 17. About Mozilla • Non-profit • Promotes innovation, participation & openness • Open Web and transparency
  18. 18. • Mozilla believes that web is a public resource for Innovation and Opportunity where we can build our dreams • Mozilla also believes that web is an asset of the people and want the power of web to be in peoples hand • Mozilla is fighting to have an Open Web • Mozilla Believes in Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust. • Read the full Mozilla Manifesto
  19. 19. VIDEO
  20. 20. CONTRIBUTE TO MOZILLA Mozilla.org/contribute WhatCanIDoForMozilla.org MozillaIndia.org
  21. 21. Thank You
  22. 22. Tripad Mishra Twitter.com/_Tripad tripad.mishra@gmail.com

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