Let's start with the opening act!

A volunteer!

  • Who loves Operating System and hardware
  • Advocates open source softwares
  • And volunteers at ILUG-D


History of open Source!

Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC)



Unix is born

Homebrew Computer Club and Apple

Microsoft and its Open Letter

Era of GNU (RMS)

Emacs, Editor or OS?

GNU Project

History of open Source!

Linux Being coded


Internet and other technologies

GIT is developed 2005

Most beloved weekend project

ILUG-D meetup 2019

Open Source!

Mystery unveiled.

Open source is a term denoting that a product includes permission to use its source code, design documents, or content.

It's more than that, though the views might be subjective here.

Open Source is a way of living and teaches us how to grow with others (community)

Each project has a community of,

Users, developers and contributors in open source and they all form a family.

Each community have their guidelines and set of rules to be followed.



Different channels are used to communicate.

Conflicting Ideologies



Don't worry interesting part is yet to come!

Why contribute?

You don't get paid to contribute!

So why is industry is shifting towards Open Source?

  • Sense of Belonging
  • Sense of achievement
  • Learning for free from the best
  • Building a good personality and community
  • Giving back to the community

Ways to contribute!




Community Engagement



But we need weapons in our arsenal, what that would be?

Soft Skills that kills!

Technical Skills hurts!

But its

Non-technical skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Perserverance and Never Quit Attitude
  • Writing Skills
  • Writing Mails
  • Listening Skills and Patience

Technical skills

  • Linux? No!
  • GIT!
  • Programming  Language

Tips that may help!

  • Don't be afraid to ask questions
  • Indulge in community
  • Help others

Long Journey ahead!

  • I am still en route
  • Mostly advocate and translate
  • Started with #dgplug

Thank you!