Discussion in 'Open Source' started by shankar_ganesh, Jan 29, 2007.
7. Click on their google adsense ads
In this way you make financial contribution without actually paying.
Nice info there. Doing my part
Donate money or display their ads wherever u can...
I do the latter...
I luv freeware... but they lag behind because of lesser financial help.
it's free software(or OSS), not freeware.
well well well.. did i miss the best way ?????
folks... please use them for all of your jobs at least .....that is the best way to contribute ...
What I meant is FREEware... everything free which includes open-source too.
I didn't mean freeware... it's FREE-ware.
Freeware does not include Open Source or free software.
Freeware is a one you get free of cost.
Open Source is a software whose source is available for free, though depends on the license you'll have restrictions on what you can do on source
Free Software is one which offers you absolute freedom. Please not that the price may not be essentially free, even though in 99.99% cases it will be free. You'll be provided the source of the program and gives you to read, study, modify and redistribute the source code.
Please have a look at the following links
how do i go about choose which program to contribute to? Any deserving candidates?
@ilugd: there are many candidates. But selection one will depend on your skills, what type of service can you offer.
How about contributing to localization of gnu/linux, so that it can be more popularized in schools?
i help to translate ubuntu to tamil
I would rather start small like contributing documentation to softwares which i use. I am going to check out open office right now to see whether it needs documentation since i use it regularly and also once i start documenting (or assisting in it) i will have an additional incentive to learn its innards.
For those with coding skills, here's a list of high priority free software projects to contribute
***Free software 3D video drivers
***Develop a free compatible client for Google Earth. (The Google Earth client is non-free specifically in order to impose Digital Restrictions Management.) This project requires reverse engineeering, talk with us for advice before you start.
***Gnash (GPL Flash movie player)
***Xiph.org and free Internet protocols. See the project to-do list for more information about how to contribute.
***Add reversible debugging to GDB. Reversible debugging (the ability to "step backwards" through a program) is an obviously powerful tool. GDB does not support it today, but the foundations have been laid, and the GDB maintainers are looking for contributors interested in expanding those foundations.
Also have a look at Contributing to Open Source Projects HOWTO
For Developers and Non-Developers, Have a look at Help Wanted section of Savanna
The current help wanted column says
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