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  • 1. Free and Open Source Software: Experiences of Using and How to ContributeFree and Open Source Software: Experiences of Using and How to Contributeby Sebastian at the 2nd Bristol IT Mega Meet Saturday 1st June 2013by Sebastian at the 2nd Bristol IT Mega Meet Saturday 1st June 2013Email: sebsebseb_mageia@gmx.comFreenode IRC: sebsebseb and found in channels such as #mageia and #mageia-socialA photo from OGG Camp 12: Saturday 18thand Sunday 19th August 2012 in Liverpool

2. How I Became Interested in Free and Open Source SoftwareHow I Became Interested in Free and Open Source SoftwareHistory1997 Trying many programs in Windows2003 Mozilla and Cygwin2004 First Linux distribution.2004 Firefox user since v0.82005 Switched to Ubuntu2005 Found out about Mandrake, the former name of Mandriva2008-2010 Helping out with Ubuntu2009 Nearly went back to being a user of first distro.2009 Tried many distros going down distrowatch2009 Switch to Mandriva as main distro2010 Mageia announcement 3. Mageia 1 release in June 2011.PC Linux OS using for about five months whilst waiting.Joined Mageia team in December 2011.Went to first event FOSDEM 2012.Went to LUG.In March 2012 13th became the deputy leader of aMageia team.In May 2012 I tried to gain interest in the LUG andMageia at this event.In August 2012 I went to my first OGG Camp.In February 2013 I went to FOSDEM again. 4. Mageia 1 ScreenshotsGNOME 2 KDE 4XFCE LXDELXDE 5. Mageia 2 GNOME 3.6with Mageia ControlCentreMageia 2 KDE with control..Mageia 2 XFCE withcontorl...Mageia 3 LXDE with control... 6. Mageia 1 Screenshot 7. Mageia 1 with GNOME 2Mageia 1 with GNOME 2 8. Mageia 2 KDE Desktop and Control Centre 9. Mageia 3 Screenshots 10. Mageias governanceMageias governance 11. OGGCamp12LiverpoolAugust2012 12. Some Mageia contributors at FOSDEM 2012 13. One of our packagers and myself at FOSDEM 2012 14. Myself and our Systemd and Pulseaudio maintainer at FOSDEM 2012 15. FOSDEM 2013 Sunday evening dinner photo 16. Who tends to contribute?Who tends to contribute?StudentsScientistsResearchersHobbyists 17. Why Contribute?Why Contribute?Freedom to create, innovate and modify code to the users needsBe part of technological innovation and a global community.Gain new knowledge and experience. 18. Picking a project to contribute toMany projects to choose from which means making a personal choice.Researching a project that is already being used is a good idea.Suggestions:Join project mailing listsRead the BlogCome to the IRC channels 19. Ways that Free and Open Source projects can be contributed toWays that Free and Open Source projects can be contributed toHere are some of the ways that you can contribute:Development and PackagingQuality Assurance, general testing and bug reportingEnd User SupportMarketing and advocacyArtworkWebsite CreationDonating to ProjectsDocumentationTranslation and Local CommunitiesHosting MirrorsSystem AdminsStarting hardware projects such as the Rassbery Pi.Joining or donating to certain organisations like the Free Software Foundation, theFree Software Foundation Europe, the Linux Foundation and/or Software FreedomLaw Centers is also contributing to wider Free and Open Source communities. 20. Thank YouAny questions or comments?Email: sebsebseb_mageia@gmx.comFreenode IRC: sebsebseb and found in channels such as #mageia and #mageia-social