Im with My Eight Friends Went to CITU office for meetup conducted by Villupuram Glug of FSFTN.(fsftn.org) On 29/6/2014
My Friends are new to the FSFTN. But I want to tell something about what is Free software and opensource. And what process is running Behind our eyes in Operating system or any other software or program.
Because Im a volunteer in Free software Foundation Tamilnadu-Villupuram Glug. Our Moto is to give the technology to the normal people and for all. So I tell to my friends to come for weekly meetup to know newthings and technology. So They Came for meetup with me.
1) Philosophy is taken By Mr.Anand
Mr.Anand tells about the Free software Philosophy and Freedoms
What is Free software and for what purpose we are going for free software ?
Free software means software that respects user’s freedom and community roughly, the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
Free software is a matter of liberty not price. To understand the concept you should think of Free as free as in free speech. And the Free software are developed by Free Software Foundation.
Click this site http://www.fsf.org/
What are Freedoms of free software ?
Freedom 0 – To run the program for any other purpose.
Freedom 1– To study how the program works, and change it for computing as you wish. Access to source code is precondition for free software.
Freedom 2-To redistribute copies to your neighbours.
Freedom 3-To distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
He tells the comparisons between Proprietary software and Free software. And he tells about the copyleft. Richard stallman story of For want of printer. He tells about the GNU(Gnu is not Unix) And GPL(General Public License).
And he Finishes his speech..
2)Start Our Contribution To Free Software
Bug reporting Taken By Mr. Sarath
Mr.Sarath Tells about the Bug reporting in Mozilla Firefox. Because Mozilla Firefox is a free software so we go for that.
What is mean by Bug ?
A Software Bug is an Error,Flaw,Failure,or fault in a computer program system. That Causes to produce an incorrect or unexpected result.
To report the Bug, we can Use Bugzilla.
Bug Zilla is a Web-Based General Purpose Bugtracker&Testing Tool Developed By Mozilla and licensed under Mozilla Public License http://www.bugzilla.org/
For Eg: If there is a bug occur in mozillafirefox we can the send the bug information to the mozilla community, so they can help for me. And we can enhace or enlarge our contribution by clicking this site http://www.whatcanidoformozilla.org/.
3)Creation Of Blog By Mr.Balaji
Mr.Balaji tells about how to create a blog and why we create a blog.
What is Blog?
A personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.
He Listed out some of the opensource blogs in internet
And he tells how to create a blog in wordpress.com. There are two type we can differ in Blog one is Personal Blog(we can write about myself or my life story in myBlog). other is Technical Blog(for sharing our technical knowledge to other so they can have the interest to know newthings).
We can include the widgets like (facebook,twitter) in our blog, So all people can know about you & way of technical knowledge. We can create a Homepage of our blog so the readers can know what is the blog is about.
4) Introduction to the Basics of Cryptography By Mr.Prasanna
He tells the Concept of Cyptography that ‘Cryptography prior to the modern age was effectively synonymous with encryption”
And He tells about the Symmetric-key Cryptography ,where the same key used for Both Encryption&decryption
We uses the Both Public key and private key for cyptography for security of our information sending to one person to anther without any distrubance.
And Atlast All the Volunteers are sit together and Discuss about the suggestions, where we are going for, what is our next goal,how can we select the sessions about how the newmembers expecting by their Interest.
Whole meetup is finished all Vounteers and newmembers said bye.