As a student what can we do in this regard? ... Most students of my Univ, (University of Calcutta) are not interested in Linux, because of unfamiliarity with the system. Most of them do all their project work in Visual Studio, as that is really easy.

What can we do about that? ... any suggestions?

I personally feel that educating the students through conferences and meetings can be a good start. We can even approach the HoD with requests for hands-on sessions, where development in Fedora will be taught.

What do u say guys?

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On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:21 PM, "Sankarshan (সঙ্কর্ষণ)" <> wrote:
susmit shannigrahi wrote:

Generally the final/pre-final year engineering students need to do
some project work on a topic.
What I personally saw that they desperately search for one.

we can make a lot of  new contributors if we provide them with a
project to work, some guidence
and may be a certificate at the end. (As they say, target this segment :))

Quite by chance this was the same topic that I broached to Spot yesterday afternoon. And it turns out that a good place to push these potential contributors would be towards doing "Fedora QE" starting up with learning how to triage, process and work the bug queue and additionally coming up with Test Cases.

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