Lasitha Silva’s Web’log

FOSS@FIT inaguration

Posted on: August 27, 2009

Start of a new era in the Faculty. We (Me, Laknath, Lakshan) along with three other speakers pushed the wheel to inaugurate the Free n Open Source Software community in the faculty. This was a need which the previous batches tried to establish but were in vein to a reason unknown. But now its all history.

With the latest intake (FIT-B9), and with the new curriculum, we showed them a new pathway to adjust their future. This project unveils our potential in the FOSS movement and support we can give as The Faculty of IT.

To be frank, this post is the first time I am using Firefox on Ubuntu 9.04 (which I just received with another Kubuntu CD). I am not seriously into FOSS stuff yet but with the new project and the new CDs its kind of itching for me. 😛

Well the next steps would be after our examinations, Level 3 Semester 2. We intend to set up a new FOSS resarch lab with the faculty along with other infrastructure changes we need for the students. (Specially the WiFi expansion for laptop users).

Taking in some FOSS projects and encouraging our students to involve with them would be another effort if they have already been grabbed by MS. He he :P.

Well…more projects to come from my head after the FOSS@FIT. Especially the FITCOC which I need to start soon after the ASE paper. But I am in danger of been stolen “my” intellectual property. Lets hope for the best n prepare for the worst.

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2 Responses to "FOSS@FIT inaguration"

Hi

Congrats Lasiya, This should be something we should focus on much more, you know guys use MS Windows at labs a lot. And stuff on Windows a lot. So it will be handy to arrange a set of sessions or workshops to motivate our friends towards FOSS. Let’s make this really happen

Really, we need the back from you all as FITs. This should be done with all effort we have within. Its a blessing we have support from you people.

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