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<ul>FOSS <li>Why should it matter to Students </li></ul>
About  Me <ul><li>Manager, Community & Relations at  OSSCube
Contributes to: LibreOffice, Drupal, Mozilla Firefox, Ubuntu, phpBB, Wordpress, and some other projects
Indie Game Developer, Musician, Photographer
kinshuksunil.com
[email_address] </li></ul>
<ul>Getting to know <li>the Audience </li></ul>
What are your fundamental rights?
<ul><li>Right to  Equality </li></ul>maistora/ Colorful Army
<ul><li>Right to  Freedom </li></ul>Kudomomo/ Freedom
<ul><li>Right against  Exploitation </li></ul>Jankie/ Women at a market in Bandarban
<ul><li>Right to  Freedom of Religion </li></ul>Gurumustuk Singh
<ul><li>Right against  Discrimination </li></ul>Pasma/ the ugly duckling
<ul>Right to  Constitutional Remedies </ul>
Human rights?
<ul><li>Rights to  Liberty
Rights to  Politics
Rights to  Welfare
Rights to  Equality
Rights to  Security
Rights to  Due Process
Rights to  Group & Ethnicity </li></ul>zen/ cedar
But We are talking Free Software
<ul><li>Freedom  to  run the program  for any purpose. </li></ul>ruiwen/ Software Freedom Day, Singapore
<ul><li>Freedom   to  study how the program works , and change it to make it do what you wish. </li></ul>ian_munroe/ Codes
<ul><li>Freedom  to  redistribute copies  so you can help your neighbour. </li></ul>Giant Gingko/ Redistribution
<ul><li>Freedom  to  improve the program , and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefi...
Do you ?
A 19 year old Finnish college student started one of the most important open source projects
A 22 year old Belgian student created one of the most popular CMS out there
A 19 year old American student created one of the most popular Blogging Platform
No, he did not create any FOSS software. But, he created one of the largest product-based business powered by FOSS
What was different about them ?
Linus wanted to create a terminal emulator, independent of system hardware. He ended up creating an operating system
Dries was handling a bulletin board and needed something to help him manage it. He ended up writing what grew into Drupal.
When the blogging software that Matt used for hosting his blog died, he forked it to fulfill his software needs. This late...
Mark was building a product that was growing exponentially. He needed efficient software to power the Facebook.
In Short:   They all had an itch
What the freedoms can do for you?
You can run the software
You get access to source code
You can explore how theories are implemented in real
You can explore algorithms and system logic
You can explore system design
The license ensures that
GNU Public License and derivatives Apache License Simplified/Modified BSD License MIT License Many other licenses
The only thing Free Software cannot ensure is: Do you have the itch ?
What to do with the itch ?
Pick* up a FOSS project * Don't reinvent the wheel
Contribute! Contribute! Contribute!
Why Contribute ?
Learn Programming Languages
Learn Software Development concepts
Learn Software Architecture
Build Skillsets
Get a Job in Google* !
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Foss: Why should it matter to Students

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A look at what FOSS can mean for students - the opportunities and challenges it presents.

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Foss: Why should it matter to Students

  1. 1. <ul>FOSS <li>Why should it matter to Students </li></ul>
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Manager, Community & Relations at OSSCube
  3. 3. Contributes to: LibreOffice, Drupal, Mozilla Firefox, Ubuntu, phpBB, Wordpress, and some other projects
  4. 4. Indie Game Developer, Musician, Photographer
  5. 5. kinshuksunil.com
  6. 6. [email_address] </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Getting to know <li>the Audience </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are your fundamental rights?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Right to Equality </li></ul>maistora/ Colorful Army
  10. 10. <ul><li>Right to Freedom </li></ul>Kudomomo/ Freedom
  11. 11. <ul><li>Right against Exploitation </li></ul>Jankie/ Women at a market in Bandarban
  12. 12. <ul><li>Right to Freedom of Religion </li></ul>Gurumustuk Singh
  13. 13. <ul><li>Right against Discrimination </li></ul>Pasma/ the ugly duckling
  14. 14. <ul>Right to Constitutional Remedies </ul>
  15. 15. Human rights?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Rights to Liberty
  17. 17. Rights to Politics
  18. 18. Rights to Welfare
  19. 19. Rights to Equality
  20. 20. Rights to Security
  21. 21. Rights to Due Process
  22. 22. Rights to Group & Ethnicity </li></ul>zen/ cedar
  23. 23. But We are talking Free Software
  24. 24. <ul><li>Freedom to run the program for any purpose. </li></ul>ruiwen/ Software Freedom Day, Singapore
  25. 25. <ul><li>Freedom to study how the program works , and change it to make it do what you wish. </li></ul>ian_munroe/ Codes
  26. 26. <ul><li>Freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour. </li></ul>Giant Gingko/ Redistribution
  27. 27. <ul><li>Freedom to improve the program , and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. </li></ul>riebart/ code
  28. 28. Do you ?
  29. 29. A 19 year old Finnish college student started one of the most important open source projects
  30. 30. A 22 year old Belgian student created one of the most popular CMS out there
  31. 31. A 19 year old American student created one of the most popular Blogging Platform
  32. 32. No, he did not create any FOSS software. But, he created one of the largest product-based business powered by FOSS
  33. 33. What was different about them ?
  34. 34. Linus wanted to create a terminal emulator, independent of system hardware. He ended up creating an operating system
  35. 35. Dries was handling a bulletin board and needed something to help him manage it. He ended up writing what grew into Drupal.
  36. 36. When the blogging software that Matt used for hosting his blog died, he forked it to fulfill his software needs. This later became Wordpress.
  37. 37. Mark was building a product that was growing exponentially. He needed efficient software to power the Facebook.
  38. 38. In Short: They all had an itch
  39. 39. What the freedoms can do for you?
  40. 40. You can run the software
  41. 41. You get access to source code
  42. 42. You can explore how theories are implemented in real
  43. 43. You can explore algorithms and system logic
  44. 44. You can explore system design
  45. 45. The license ensures that
  46. 46. GNU Public License and derivatives Apache License Simplified/Modified BSD License MIT License Many other licenses
  47. 47. The only thing Free Software cannot ensure is: Do you have the itch ?
  48. 48. What to do with the itch ?
  49. 49. Pick* up a FOSS project * Don't reinvent the wheel
  50. 50. Contribute! Contribute! Contribute!
  51. 51. Why Contribute ?
  52. 52. Learn Programming Languages
  53. 53. Learn Software Development concepts
  54. 54. Learn Software Architecture
  55. 55. Build Skillsets
  56. 56. Get a Job in Google* !
  57. 57. * There is no shortage of opportunities for talented people in any field of endeavour What is important is: Do you deserve it?
  58. 58. Contribute ?
  59. 59. Source Code Bug Reports Patch Reviews
  60. 60. Documentation Localisation
  61. 61. Help & Support
  62. 62. Spread the word
  63. 63. Use the Software Respect It Love It
  64. 64. FOSS can ensure the Freedom But you have to be Free!
  65. 65. <ul><li>Wake up! </li></ul><ul></ul><ul>contact me at [email_address] </ul>
  66. 66. This whole presentation was made in an insane race against time and so I have not been able to research all my facts. I hope, I did not get anything wrong. This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike License. I'll be glad if you find uses for it

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