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How to Contribute to FOSS

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How to Contribute to FOSS

  1. 1. How to Contribute to FOSS OpenSUSE Asia Summit 2016 Yogyakarta, Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2016
  2. 2. 2 Ahmad Haris OpenSUSE Indonesia Community Member Release Manager of BlankOn Linux GNOME Foundation Member CEO of KodeKreatif (http://kodekreatif.co.id) Linux Evangelist github.com/princeofgiri facebook.com/ahmadharis @princeofgiri
  3. 3. 3 Outline Should we contribute? Why we need to contribute? Obstacle Problems Benefit How?
  4. 4. Should we contribute?
  5. 5. 5 Gotong Royong Indonesia Culture House building, harvest time, etc
  6. 6. 6 Gotong Royong picture taken from https://bugismakassar.wordpress.com/
  7. 7. 7 Gotong Royong picture taken from http://www.murianews.com/2016/05/13/82572/gotong-royong-di- rembang-ini-patut-dicontoh-lho.html
  8. 8. 8 Gotong Royong picture taken from http://ukhuwahnews.com/ngetam-budaya-gotong-royong-jeme-lahat/
  9. 9. 9 Why we need to do it? • Already got the benefit for using FOSS products. So we need to contribute back to FOSS. • Get job because using FOSS. So need to send feedback. • Increase personal value. • Create history. • Learn how to communicate and collaborate with others. • Learn more from answering question in social media or mailing list. • Looks cool.
  10. 10. 10 Obstacle ● Make your contribution less than others ● Limited internet connection ● Limited hardware (infrastructure, testing) ● Limited storage (infrastructure, repositories) ● Less time (full time employee or family reason) ● Less knowledge ● Someone borrow your laptop* ^_^
  11. 11. 11 Problems Problems stop you to contribute ● Died ● Family reason (prohibited by wife/husband) ● Overwork/side job/extra job? ● Any others?
  12. 12. 12 Benefit ● Knowledge ● Friendship/Community ● Job opportunity ● Getting married ● Travel arround the world
  13. 13. How to contribute? ● As personal ● As groups ● As company/startup ● As goverment
  14. 14. 14 Contribution - Personal *https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daftar_bahasa_di_Indonesia_menurut_BPS_2010 ● Supporting to your local communities ● Create event (such as OpenSUSE Asia Summit) ● Helpdesk at social media, mailing list, chat groups ● Be FOSS developers, local or international. ● Translations (1211 local language). ● Write book, wiki/how to. ● Continues, commitment.
  15. 15. 15 Contribution - Groups ● Creating FOSS events ● OpenSUSE Asia Summit, GNOME Asia Summit, ILC, Software Freedom Day ● Supporting FOSS Developers ● Helping users ● Helping companies (ofcourse not free as free lunch) ● Helping goverment ● Translations
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  17. 17. 17 Contribution - Company/StartUp ● Use FOSS products and give feedback ● bug reports, bug fixing, write how to/wiki, translation ● Be sponsor for FOSS products ● Be sponsor for FOSS events ● Be sponsor/donate to developers ● example : FANS Shoes ● Hiring developers ● KodeKreatif
  18. 18. 18 Contribution - Goverment ● Promoting FOSS ● Implement FOSS ● Create FOSS products and maintaint it ● Co-work with FOSS Communities ● Example: Indonesia RootCA & PKIWebSDK - Kominfo https://gitlab.com/rootcaid/kominfo-pki-websdk
  19. 19. 19 https://demo.blankon.id
  20. 20. Terima Kasih ꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩꦩ Thank You

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