FOSS Essentials Training 2007

From FOSS Nepal Community Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


FOSS Nepal Community organized the FOSS Essentials Training, 2007, in Kathmandu. The Essentials Training focused on awareness of Free and Open Source software, their uses and development to the participants. 27 participants, both university students and professionals from private, government and non-government sector, took part in the 2 day training program, out of which 9 were females and 18 were males. There were also 4 foreigner visitors who took the training as the guests.

FOSS Essentials Training was supported by Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC),National Information Technology Centre (NITC) and Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP). CICC Singapore provided financial assistance to FOSS Nepal Community to organize the training while Belasap provided partial scholarships to all the women participants.

Workshop Overview

FOSS Essential Training got underway on the 17-18th March 2007, a two day training organized by FOSS Nepal Community joining hands with NITC and CICC, Singapore. It was a great training that was very helpful and fruitful for all the participants. Madan Puraskar Pustakalya was the major local supporting partner who provided us with logistic and manpower support. MPP also provided with their expertise in Open Source Software as the resource persons.

The training was carried out in the Bagikhana Hall of Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur. There were altogether 28 local participants and 4 foreigner visitor participants.

Members of FOSS Nepal Community volunteered with a great spirit of volunteerism and consolidation for FOSS movement in Nepal. The list of all the enthusiastic volunteers is given in the * Volunteer's List. The volunteers were involved in managing the computer lab for the trainees, installing the hardwares and necessary softwares, designing of certificates, banners, organizing the inauguration and closing ceremony, managing the training, resource persons, scheduling the event, designing the course material and course kit and many more. Above all, all the contribution was made in a spirit of voluntarily.


The training consisted of presentations and lectures from experts, live practical sessions in computers, group discussions and projects. Our approach will be an informal training rather than a formal training. The trainees will get chance to interact with other participants and the trainers to great extend from our informal lab sessions, group discussions and field trips.


Resource Persons from CICC:

  1. Mr. Toru Yamauchi (Managing Director, CICC, Singapore)
  2. Mr. Venkataraman Narayanan (Consultant, CICC, Singapore)
  3. Mr. Noriaki Fukuyasu(President, TurboLinux, India)

Program Agenda


Topics Covered in the Training

1. Introduction to FOSS

[TODO: Summary here]

2. FOSS and Licensing: Hempal Shrestha

[TODO: Summary here]

3. Ubuntu Linux Installation

[TODO: Summary here]

4. Basic Linux Commands

[TODO: Summary here]

5. GUI Applications in Linux

[TODO: Summary here]

6. Collaboration in FOSS Development ( a Group Discussion)
The Bazaar Model of Open Source Software development notion is towards the involvement of community in software development owing to the outstanding success of Open Source. Collaboration between the community members, which include core developers, contributors, and users, is very important if efficiency, timely fashion completion and dynamic decision-making are to be achieved. Several computer aided collaboration tools and methodologies are available free and open. Use of these tools has been essential part of the software development in OS. The aim of this paper is to explore various such tools and methodologies and point out the best practices around the world.

7. Migration to FOSS

[TODO: Summary here]

8. Linux Localization

[TODO: Summary here]

9. Linux Basic System Administration

[TODO: Summary here]

10. Web Server, PHP & MySQL Basics

[TODO: Summary here]

11. CMS, Wiki & Blog

[TODO: Summary here]

Conclusion of the Training, What we take out further??

Related Resources