Why FOSS Projects?

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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home/deeproot.in/site/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_many_to_one::init() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::init(&$view, $options) in /home/deeproot.in/site/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/deeproot.in/site/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_filter_term_node_tid.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/deeproot.in/site/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
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The advantages of selecting a FOSS project:

  • After deciding to select a FOSS project, the immediate advantage of the student is that he/she gets a wide variety of projects to work on and he/she can easily select the one which relates to their field of interest.
     
  • Even if you don't have the requisite technical skills, you can learn a lot by attending the pre-project training program.

  • Contributing to already existing Free Software project helps the student as he gets a very good user base of the project along with the developers of the project.
  • There are a wide variety of real-life problems waiting to be solved with Free / Open Source Software. Working on a FOSS project is one the most productive ways of solving problems as well as learning new skills.

  • Contributing to Free Software projects exposes you to the Free Software community and way that volunteers and committed contributors work together.

  • The fact that your project is licensed under a Free Software license helps you freely present your project anywhere you need to display it.

  • There is no better way to put forth your technical expertise in Free Software than to say that you worked on a such a project, released it (give a URL for your source code) and X number of people downloaded it, used it and gave you feedback about it.