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Introduction to FOSS techniques

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A presentation/workshop on getting started with free & open source techniques, primarily aimed at students and people new to FOSS.

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Introduction to FOSS techniques

  1. 1. 1 // @SarupBanskota 2 3 4 // FOSSASIA 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 5 6 5 7 8 begin getting wiser; getting geekier; getting connected; getting FOSSome;-) end
  2. 2. “ Briefly, OSS/FS programs are programs whose licenses give users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers). David Wheeler
  3. 3. “ Developing on a closed platform is like trying to fall in love with someone who won't talk to you. “ I have learned how to be more professional, several languages and much more; but above all, I have learned that you can make a difference in our world by helping people. Tatica, Fedora Project Sumana, Wikimedia Foundation
  4. 4. So jump in! It’s an awesome world out here.
  5. 5. I just have Windows I’m just sixteen I only know HTML AM I ELIGIBLE? I cannot program I don’t have a 9 point GPA I don’t have a tutor
  6. 6. I just have Windows I’m just sixteen I only know HTML We build for Windows Smart people start early We love our webmakers AM I ELIGIBLE? So, you are! :-) I cannot program I don’t have a 9 point GPA I don’t have a tutor Can you design? Speak? That’s generally good ;-) Meet the web!
  7. 7. Finding projects
  8. 8. Communication
  9. 9. IRC tips • • • • • • Understand that there are time zone differences Don’t PM people at random – ask for permission Dnt uce SMS lnguge………, write complete words USE APPROPRIATE SENTENCE CASE Be patient For more insight, use mailing lists
  10. 10. Mailing list etiquette • Only write to MLs when you have something to contribute • Use sensible subject lines and tags • Dnt uce SMS lnguge…….., write complete words • USE APPROPRIATE SENTENCE CASE • Do not top post • Avoid attachments and fancy html messages • Refrain from over-enthusiastic display of emotions!!!!!
  11. 11. Thank you so much for inviting me here! 1 2 3 4 5 // Sarup Banskota Email GitHub Twitter sbanskota08@gmail.com github.com/sarupbanskota @SarupBanskota 6 7 8 GlitterGallery is looking for pull requests ;-)

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