Free and Open Source Software
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Introduction The FDP This 5 day FDP is aimed at enabling the faculties Faculty Development Program The Free Software movement came into being in in handling the FOSS Elective I (CS1023/ 1983 when Richard Stallman set up the Free on Software Foundation (FSF) to advocate the users’ MC1634). with a strong emphasis on hands-on Free and Open Source Software freedom to run the program for any purpose, training, so that they can in turn train their students study and modify the program, and to on this critical component of modern I.T redistribute copies of original or modified infrastructure. 4 programs. In late 1990s, the Open Software Objective Funded by Initiative (OSI) focused on the technical values of making source code open to develop powerful • Cover the FOSS Elective I syllabus The National Mission on Education and reliable software at a rapid rate. • To impart a first hand knowledge on the FOSS philosophy and methodology through ICT, MHRD Benefits of F/OSS (Free/Open Source Software) • To enable the participants to install and use include security, reliability, stability, open GNU/Linux OS. standards and vendor independence, localization features and developing local software capacity; • To train the participants to use GNU/Linux it obviates piracy and IPR problems, and OS as a platform to teach the CS Concpts Jointly organized by provides cost effective and affordable solutions . • To encourage them to apply FOSS philosophy and migrate to FOSS in their In Augest 1991, Linus Torvalds, a student at the own domains FOSSEE Project, IIT-Bombay University of Helsinki, created the first version of Linux kernel and released it under GNU Contents General Public License (GPL) of FSF. Since • Overview of FOSS and then, F/OSS Movement has grown by leaps and • GNU/Linux installation and configuration bounds, with internet providing a powerful • Understanding the OS boot up process and Jaya Engineering College medium of collaboration for developers and users basic desktop usage across the globe. There are hundreds of thousands of F/OSS products freely • Commonly used programs and packages downloadable from the web such as Apache, • File systems and basic shell commands MySQL, Postgres, Firefox etc. • Programming in GNU/Linux OS What makes Linux so popular? • Collaborative development Tools (version • It is a Free and Open Source OS control, wiki, mailing lists, bug tracking, • It is modular and has choice of community culture) Venue : Jaya Engineering College components Faculty Thiruninravur, Chennai – 602 024 • It has full multitasking support Experienced Faculty, Professionals from IIT's, • It is portable and stable Indian Linux Users Group-Chennai and other • It is ported many architecture Institutions. 23-27 November, 2009 • It has tremendous networking capabilities Organisers How to Register? FDP on Free and Open Source Software 23-27 November, 2009 Participants are requested to fill up the National Mission on Education through -------------------------------------------------------- Registration form with signature and stamp from Information and Communication Technology Registration form their college and send the same to the below (NME-ICT) has been envisaged as a centrally address before 13.11.2009. There is no sponsored scheme by the Dept. of Higher Name:__________________________________ registration fee. Admission will be on first come Education, Ministry of Human Resource Designation : ____________________________ first served basis. The number of seats is limited. Development to leverage the potential of ICT. The Institute : _______________________________ mission has two major components; 1. content For outstation Participants Postal address of College: Generation and 2. Connectivity along with Travel support will also be provided for second _______________________________________ provision for access devices for institutions and class train fare/bus. Accommodation will be _______________________________________ learners. provided at the venue. All participants will be ___ ____________________________________ FOSSEE Project - Free and Open source Software provided a DVD containing Course material and for Science and Engineering Education. This other Open Source software. Postal Address of Participant: project is based at the Indian Institute of _______________________________________ Technology Bombay (IITB). The goal of this Details of the FDP will be updated in the _______________________________________ project is to enable the students and faculty of website www.jayafossclub.org time to time. _______________________________________ Science and Engineering colleges/institutes/ universities across India to use open source Phone: (Office) __________________________ Dates to be Remembered ( Res) __________________________ software tools for all their computational needs, thereby improving the quality of instruction and Last Date for Registration : 13.11.2009 (Mobile)_________________________ learning. Intimation of selected list : 16.11.2009 Jaya Engineering College is approved by AICTE, email-id: _______________________________ New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Contact Details Chennai. The college offers 9 UG and 5 PG Department: CSE / IT / MCA programmes in Engineering, Technology and Kumaran M: +91-94442-46644 Management. The college is a forerunner in Areas of interest: _________________________ pioneering the cause of Free and Open Source Co-ordinator - FDP on FOSS Software and its benefits. The college has been Jaya Engineering College, Accommodation Required: Yes/ No involving actively in promotion and adoption of Thiruninravur, Chennai – 602 024. open source softwares since 2005 and has been Ph : 044-26341264, 26390041, 26340501 Age: Gender: M/F constantly serving the student fraternity. Fax : 044-26343132 ________________________________________ e-mail : email@example.com Signature of applicant: Intended Audience website : www.jayafossclub.org Date: College and University Teachers/ Professors/ Signature of the Principal: Lecturers from any Engineering Stream. FDP will Seal of the College : be completely hands-on. Lab sessions will be arranged to make participants familiar with course content.