Sample COSI Open House Presentation

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What is COSI?
  Clarkson Open Source Institute

  What is "Open Source?
     Open source is a set of principles and practices on how to write software, the most important of which is that the source code (the human-readable version of the machine-readable program) is openly available. To be truly open source, the source code must not only be freely available, but the terms of the licence agreement must allow users to make modifications to the program themselves.

		Examples:
			Windows -> Linux
			Microsoft Office -> Open Office
			Internet Explorer -> Firefox
			Adobe Illustrator -> InkScape
			AIM -> Pidgin
			Microsoft Visual Studio -> Eclipse
			Dreamweaver -> NVU

                Advantages of Open Source Software
                        Can look at how the programs work 
                        Can actually check for security issues
                        Free
                        Can make any changes
			
	What we do:
			Contribute to Open Source Projects
				Because the products are, in general, free, there aren't huge corporations of developers behind most open source projects unlike their proprietary alternatives, so communities of programers form to support the projects.
				
				Examples:
					Mirror

			Start our own Open Source Projects
				When there isn't a good open source solution example, or want to learn something, members can start their own open source project.

				Examples:
					OSP
					WikiWideWeb

			Preform Research
				Preform CS-related research

				Examples:
					Virtualization Benchmarking					
					Power
					Honeypot

			Enter Contests
				Enter (and usually win) various programming contest

				Examples:
					IBM Master the Mainframe (Several Stage 2 Wins, Lots of Stage 1 Wins)
					TuxMaster
					VMAppliance
					Android ("Win Pending")

			Infrastructure
				Maintain a stable environment for classes, projects, and student users

				Examples:
					Networking
					Website
					Docs
					Lab Build	

			Weekly Meetings
				Lightning Talks
				Project Status
				Presentations

	Why they should join COSI:
			Hands-on Experience
				Apply what you learn in class

			Extensive Alumni Network
				Happy to offer good advice about what to do with your education
				Helpful when looking for a job

                        Access to Research/Project Research
                                If you want to work on an academic project or personal project with academic features, you have access to tons of physical resources

                        Win Stuff
                                Enter contents, win stuff 

				Examples:
					IBM Master the Mainframe (Several Stage 2 Wins, Lots of Stage 1 Wins)