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An introduction to FOSS with Software Freedom Day celebrations. Released under CC by FOSS User Project.
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  1. 1. FOSSSFD 2011FOSS ProjectsNewbies Approach to Free and Open Source Software
  2. 2. Topics for Today● Topic #1 – FOSS & SFD ● Introduction to FOSS ● Software Freedom Day 2011● Topic #2 - FOSS Project ● Fedora Project ● Other places ● Sri Lankan Products ● Opportunites
  3. 3. Who am I ? What brings me here?Buddhika KureraEditor of the FOSS User MagazineCommittee Member at Software Freedom InternationalFedora Ambassador – APAC Region
  4. 4. Free and Open Source Software
  5. 5. RecipeA Secret !!
  6. 6. RecipeConcentrate formulaIngredients of OpenCola●2.36 kg plain granulated white tablesugar●2.28 L water●30.0 mL caramel color●17.5 mL (3.50 tsp.) 75% phosphoricacid or citric acid●10.0 mL (2.00 tsp.) flavoring formula●2.50 mL (0.50 tsp.) http://www.wikihow.com/Make-OpenCola
  7. 7. Free Software● Free doesnt mean at no-cost, it means FREEDOM to, ● Use Software for any purpose ● Share the software ● Change it as per the need ● Share the modification
  8. 8. Software Freedom Day● Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software.● SFD is a ● public education effort ● increasing awareness of Free Software ● encouraging its use● Started in 2004, and celebrated on 3rd Saturday of September.
  9. 9. Global Events
  10. 10. Local Events
  11. 11. Preparations
  12. 12. Events 2011 - 442
  13. 13. Other FOSS Projects
  14. 14. SAHANA Software Foundation sahanafoundation.org
  15. 15. Sri Lankan Products● Lanka Software Foundation (LSF) ● Apache Axis C++ ● Apache Axis 2 Java ● Sahana ← The best Disaster Management Software ● Delasa ● Ninithi www.opensource.lk
  16. 16. Does Contribution Matter?
  17. 17. FOSS User Research ● Internship opportunities ● 3 months/ 6 months ● hr@fossuser.lk
  18. 18. USD 5,000
  19. 19. USD 5,000
  20. 20. FOSS Communities● Lanka Linux Users Group - www.lug.lk● FOSS LK – www.foss.lk● FOSS User Foundation - www.fossuser.lk● Hanthana Linux - www.hanthana.org
  21. 21. Contact ME Email bckurera@fossuser.lk Facebook facebook.com/bckureraOther channels! Just google Buddhika Kurera, you will find places I am in

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