Request for collaboration


Kiran G <kiran@...>
 


    
Hi,

I am Kiran G and I am an embedded linux developer working in Kochi,India. I tried sending this mail to office@..., but it failed.

My company is very interested in starting a local community for Linux developers.  We are willing to conduct events  for promoting  the use of linux for development. We are planning to collaborate with local collages to encourage the use of linux as part of the carriculam and to get the students interested in embedded linux.

Is it possible to collaborate with you? If yes, do we have to join "Linux Foundation"? Can we join as a company as opposed to a single member?
If collaboration is not possible with you, can you please guide me in the right direction? Which do you suggest is a good international community to which we can "affiliate"

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Kiran G


Jonathan Ben-Avraham
 

On Mon, 3 Feb 2014, Kiran G wrote:

Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:49:48 +0530
From: Kiran G <kiran@...>
To: celinux-dev@...
Subject: [Celinux-dev] Request for collaboration
Hi,
I am Kiran G and I am an embedded linux developer working in Kochi,India. I tried sending this mail to office@..., but it failed.
My company is very interested in starting a local community for Linux developers.  We are willing to conduct events  for promoting  the use of
linux for development. We are planning to collaborate with local collages to encourage the use of linux as part of the carriculam and to get the
students interested in embedded linux.
Is it possible to collaborate with you? If yes, do we have to join "Linux Foundation"? Can we join as a company as opposed to a single member?
If collaboration is not possible with you, can you please guide me in the right direction? Which do you suggest is a good international
community to which we can "affiliate"
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks and regards,
Kiran G
Hi Kiran,
This is an open list. That is anyone can subscribe and contribute.
The list members are therefore a collection of both private individuals and individuals who represent companies or organizations.

So, I'm not exactly sure *who* you would be cooperating or affiliating with, but in any event, I hardly think that anyone here would be *against* cooperating with you. Welcome aboard.

The best form of affiliation in the Open Source world (aside from commercial contracts ;-) is contribution to an Open Source project.

So, my personal suggestions for cooperation are:

1. Set up a Web presence and mailing list for your group and advertise
your interest in contributing to Linux and Open Source projects. Conduct
monthly lectures in Kochi and put the slides from the lectures on your
group web site. Set up email accounts on the domain that you select for
your group.

2. Organize your local group to contribute to one of the CE Linux Forum
projects. See http://elinux.org/Sitesupport-url, and
http://elinux.org/Project_Proposals_for_2013. We could conduct a straw
poll to find out which new features to add to Linux and members of your
group could select a feature to work on as a group.

3. Organize your group to work on adding software packages to Buildroot.
The advantage to this is that it is not technically difficult to add new
projects to Buildroot, and members of your group can get a lot of good
publicity for contributing. Ask group members to use their group email
addresses for their contributions to Open Source projects.

4. Make a github account for your group and publish the Open Source contributions by members of your group on the account. It is best to try to concentrate on one particular susbsystem or package so that members of the group can help each other and can, as a group, attain a meaningful amount of work on something specific.

5. Organize "Linux days" and distribute Live CD distributions with your group logo to get new people interested in Linux.

Your company can contribute at very low cost by hosting the local events
and paying for the group web site. You need to find students who are interested and you need to be able to offer employment to the best and brightest when they complete their studies. Your company can probably gain some good will value by advertising its sponsorship of the local Linux developers group.

Good luck,

- yba


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Kiran G <kiran@...>
 

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks a lot for your input.

All your suggestions are great and we appreciate it.

Kiran G


On 02/03/2014 07:35 PM, Jonathan Ben Avraham wrote:
On Mon, 3 Feb 2014, Kiran G wrote:

Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:49:48 +0530
From: Kiran G <kiran@...>
To: celinux-dev@...
Subject: [Celinux-dev] Request for collaboration



Hi,

I am Kiran G and I am an embedded linux developer working in Kochi,India. I tried sending this mail to office@..., but it failed.

My company is very interested in starting a local community for Linux developers.  We are willing to conduct events  for promoting  the use of
linux for development. We are planning to collaborate with local collages to encourage the use of linux as part of the carriculam and to get the
students interested in embedded linux.

Is it possible to collaborate with you? If yes, do we have to join "Linux Foundation"? Can we join as a company as opposed to a single member?
If collaboration is not possible with you, can you please guide me in the right direction? Which do you suggest is a good international
community to which we can "affiliate"

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Kiran G

Hi Kiran,
This is an open list. That is anyone can subscribe and contribute.
The list members are therefore a collection of both private individuals and individuals who represent companies or organizations.

So, I'm not exactly sure *who* you would be cooperating or affiliating with, but in any event, I hardly think that anyone here would be *against* cooperating with you. Welcome aboard.

The best form of affiliation in the Open Source world (aside from commercial contracts ;-) is contribution to an Open Source project.

So, my personal suggestions for cooperation are:

1. Set up a Web presence and mailing list for your group and advertise
your interest in contributing to Linux and Open Source projects. Conduct
monthly lectures in Kochi and put the slides from the lectures on your
group web site. Set up email accounts on the domain that you select for
your group.

2. Organize your local group to contribute to one of the CE Linux Forum
projects. See http://elinux.org/Sitesupport-url, and
http://elinux.org/Project_Proposals_for_2013. We could conduct a straw
poll to find out which new features to add to Linux and members of your
group could select a feature to work on as a group.

3. Organize your group to work on adding software packages to Buildroot.
The advantage to this is that it is not technically difficult to add new
projects to Buildroot, and members of your group can get a lot of good
publicity for contributing. Ask group members to use their group email
addresses for their contributions to Open Source projects.

4. Make a github account for your group and publish the Open Source contributions by members of your group on the account. It is best to try to concentrate on one particular susbsystem or package so that members of the group can help each other and can, as a group, attain a meaningful amount of work on something specific.

5. Organize "Linux days" and distribute Live CD distributions with your group logo to get new people interested in Linux.

Your company can contribute at very low cost by hosting the local events
and paying for the group web site. You need to find students who are interested and you need to be able to offer employment to the best and brightest when they complete their studies. Your company can probably gain some good will value by advertising its sponsorship of the local Linux developers group.

Good luck,

 - yba




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