On Sat, 2015-08-22 at 19:55 +0530, Utkarsh Tiwari wrote:
Hello. I am new to open source. Could anyone here please help me get
Of course! Welcome to the Fedora community. I'm sorry your e-mail got
stuck in moderation - you must subscribe to the mailing list before you
post if you want your mails to reach the mailing list.
Free and open source software refers to software where the user has
complete freedom - to do as he pleases with software. As this page
"Free software" means software that respects users' freedom and
community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run,
copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, "free
software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the
concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in
"free beer". We sometimes call it "libre software" to show we do not
mean it is gratis.
Most people simply think of open source as software, the source code of
which is freely available. Sure, that is one aspect, but there's more
Now that I've sort of summarised the philosophy of free software, we
move to the second part - how does one contribute to the free software
community. Simply put, you write something and make it available to the
community under a good license. This could be code or artwork and so
on. The Fedora community does quite a bit of this - the design team
creates artwork, the package maintainers package free software and make
it available to users, the infrastructure team writes a lot of
applications that the community uses and so on.
What are you interested in? :D
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"