Published on March 2, 2014
FOSS YOU Tripad Mishra Mozillian/FSA
Free & Open-Source Software The ideology behind FOSS
COPY & DISTRIBUTE use software for any purpose without any restrictions Image Credit: Grant Hutchinson Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/5182284199
Study How the software works Image Credit: Ines Seidel Source: www.flickr.com/photos/40377684@N02/4935294793/
Change & Improve Fix, Improve, adapt, remix … as you want! Image Credit: Phillipa W. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2596768995/
Why everyone loves FOSS
THE OBVIOUS LIST • Lower Cost • No “Lock-in” • Easy to adapt & modify • Privacy, Security & Trust And many more reasons BUT… THE BIGGEST REASON IS
SOME NUMBERS “The Mozilla Community consists of over 40,000 active contributors from across the globe” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla GitHub.com: “Each weekday there are over 20,000 issues, 50,000 comments, and 250,000 pushes on repositories maintained by contributors all over the world.” http://octoverse.github.com
But why should it matter to me ?
PRACTICAL LEARNING Play, break, fix, fork, patch and learn with the code Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s-t-r-a-n-g-e/2239001689/
RECOGNITION Your code is your resume. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mstevenson83/4277378468/
BEYOND CODE Many other areas like localization, support, etc. that you contribute in. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfrenzy/5577459764
NETWORKING Meeting some of smartest people in the world
FROM IDEA TO GREATNESS Your “simple” idea can be transformed into an AWESOME product Source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/338064
About Mozilla • Non-profit • Promotes innovation, participation & openness • Open Web and transparency
• Mozilla believes that web is a public resource for Innovation and Opportunity where we can build our dreams • Mozilla also believes that web is an asset of the people and want the power of web to be in peoples hand • Mozilla is fighting to have an Open Web • Mozilla Believes in Transparent community-based processes promote participation, accountability and trust. • Read the full Mozilla Manifesto
CONTRIBUTE TO MOZILLA Mozilla.org/contribute WhatCanIDoForMozilla.org MozillaIndia.org
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