We met in the classroom 314 at the UIGV to start the first session of GSOC Training, I noticed that all the guys in the classroom were very enthusiastic about the GSOC, all of us want to apply to this program and be one of the winners.
We are students from differents universities in Peru like UNI, UNMSM, UNTELCS, UPIC, PUCP, and we are in the proccess of learning about linux and programming.
It’s important to know about the history of the free software because we need to know the philosophy to share with other people and help other people to be involved in free software, for that reason our trainer Julita Inca was telling us how it begin and how it were growing at time.
For that reason before you start to get involved in this world of free software you have to remember all the time this simple four tips:
0. Freedom to run the program as you wish.
1. Freedom to study the source code of the program and then change it so the program does what you wish.
2. Freedom to help your neighbour. That’s the freedom to redistribute the exact copies of the software when you wish.
3. Freedom to contribute to your community. That’s the freedom to distribute copies or modified versions when you wish.
The first thing we are going to do is learn some basic commands on linux. We start with the command pwd: print working directory, to know where we are located in the computer
then we use cd to move another directories, ls to show the directories and archives and pwd to know where we are located
one thing I didn’t know was that with the command ls -a we can see the hidden archives and those are identified with a dot after them, also we can create hidden archives putting a dot after the name of the archive. For example I clone a repository called Linux in mi computer and when you clone a repository, it create a hidden archive called .git
It’s also important to know how to manage the content of an archive, so you can edit it, that’s why we started to see how to manage vim.
Some examples here:
There are a lot of commands in Linux and for the end of the day I think that we won’t never know everything about it but fortunately we like the challenges so we can keep it in that way of continue learning.
Thanks to all the guys in the group and to our trainer Julita 😀