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[News] Teaching Oneself About Free Software Getting Simpler

  • Subject: [News] Teaching Oneself About Free Software Getting Simpler
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 14:04:12 +0100
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A Bushel of Free FOSS Tutorials

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| You can't knock a good FOSS tutorial. While 
| documentation, including tutorials, is often 
| a weakness with open source applications--
| even very established ones--the good news is 
| that there are some outstanding free 
| tutorials on the web. They're available for 
| many projects and platforms. Sometimes these 
| are delivered by the community behind 
| particular projects, and sometimes they are 
| from enthusiasts and other third parties. In 
| this post, you'll find many of them.


The USING Series: More than Just a Book

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| I previously posted here in my blog that my 
| eBook Using GIMP was going to be released 
| within a few months. What I probably didn't 
| spell out, is that it's part of a newly 
| launched book series called Using under the 
| imprint of the aforementioned QUE 
| Publishing. But why should you care? 


Bringing open source to schools

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| The best way to ensure the spread and 
| success of open source is to introduce the 
| next generations of users, and potential 
| contributors, to open source at an early 
| age. But this isn't trivial. Aside from 
| software suitable for young users, it takes 

| a lot of support materials to teach a class 
| and spread the word to educators. One of the 
| better documented attempts at reaching 
| students is MÃirÃn Duffy's eight-session 
| Inkscape class and K12 Educator's Guide to 
| Open Source Software.



Forking, The Future of Open Source, and Github

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| Last Wednesday, at the kind invitation of the
| folks from Eclipse, I had the opportunity to
| sit with more august company â Justin
| Erenkrantz (Apache), MÃrten Mickos
| (Eucalyptus), and Jason van Zyl
| (Maven/Sonatype) â on a panel charged with
| debating the future of open source. Among the
| questions posed to us was this: is the future
| of open source going to be based on
| communities such as Apache and Eclipse or
| will it be based on companies that sell open
| source?
| My reply? Neither. Itâs Github.

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