Software Freedom Week Celebrations' 09 Dwarakanath J Sun Campus Ambassador [email_address]
What is Open Source?
Open Source <ul><li>Free Redistribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Source Code. </li></ul><ul><li>Derived Work </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Components of Open source <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>HP </li></ul><ul><li>SUN </li></ul><ul><li>RedHat </li></ul><ul><l...
Open Source And Students 3 D's Are Important
Open Source and students <ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Distributions </li></ul>
Development <ul><li>Software Products(VLC,Firefox) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications(Joomla,Drupal) </li></ul>
What makes your  software  awesome?
Learnability
Efficiency
Retention
Few user errors
Satisfaction
It's all about the user
Whoever they might be
When users love the software then that's great software!
Technical Documentation
Why Document?
no one reads manuals! But ...
Beautiful documentation won't make crappy software any better But it might prevent some users  from trying to stab you
Small POP Quiz? Which is the world's best Technical Innovation?
POP Quiz
Distribution <ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Binaries </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul>
Open Source Licensing <ul><li>CDDL(Common Development & distribution) </li></ul><ul><li>GPL(GNU Public license) </li></ul>...
Wanna Get Started? <ul><li>Gear up your Skills and Diversify them </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate a lot! </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Easier Way to do this is to......
Participate
Spot the difference
Spot the difference <ul><li>Freeware Vs Shareware </li></ul><ul><li>GPL Vs CDDL </li></ul><ul><li>Software Vs Service </li...
Statistics By 2011,80% of the software used by small and large companies will have code that is open sourced   -Dave Johns...
Thanks/Suggestions <ul><li>Dwarakanath J </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.sun.com/dwarak </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] <...
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Software Freedom Day 2009 - SASTRA University

  1. 1. Software Freedom Week Celebrations' 09 Dwarakanath J Sun Campus Ambassador [email_address]
  2. 2. What is Open Source?
  3. 3. Open Source <ul><li>Free Redistribution. </li></ul><ul><li>Source Code. </li></ul><ul><li>Derived Work </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity of the Author’s Source Code </li></ul>
  4. 4. Components of Open source <ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>HP </li></ul><ul><li>SUN </li></ul><ul><li>RedHat </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Software Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Linus Torvalds </li></ul>Corporate Non-Profit Organizations Individuals
  5. 5. Open Source And Students 3 D's Are Important
  6. 6. Open Source and students <ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Distributions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Development <ul><li>Software Products(VLC,Firefox) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications(Joomla,Drupal) </li></ul>
  8. 8. What makes your software awesome?
  9. 9. Learnability
  10. 10. Efficiency
  11. 11. Retention
  12. 12. Few user errors
  13. 13. Satisfaction
  14. 14. It's all about the user
  15. 15. Whoever they might be
  16. 16. When users love the software then that's great software!
  17. 17. Technical Documentation
  18. 18. Why Document?
  19. 19. no one reads manuals! But ...
  20. 20. Beautiful documentation won't make crappy software any better But it might prevent some users from trying to stab you
  21. 21. Small POP Quiz? Which is the world's best Technical Innovation?
  22. 22. POP Quiz
  23. 23. Distribution <ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Binaries </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul>
  24. 24. Open Source Licensing <ul><li>CDDL(Common Development & distribution) </li></ul><ul><li>GPL(GNU Public license) </li></ul><ul><li>Mozilla public license </li></ul>
  25. 25. Wanna Get Started? <ul><li>Gear up your Skills and Diversify them </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate a lot! </li></ul><ul><li>Try Innovating things </li></ul>
  26. 26. Easier Way to do this is to......
  27. 27. Participate
  28. 28. Spot the difference
  29. 29. Spot the difference <ul><li>Freeware Vs Shareware </li></ul><ul><li>GPL Vs CDDL </li></ul><ul><li>Software Vs Service </li></ul>
  30. 30. Statistics By 2011,80% of the software used by small and large companies will have code that is open sourced -Dave Johnson,President Apache Foundation
  31. 31. Thanks/Suggestions <ul><li>Dwarakanath J </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.sun.com/dwarak </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>+91 9884799523 </li></ul>

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