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This page contains (in order) sections that deal with who is the author of the blog, what is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), what is Ubuntu, and what is “The Ubuntu Sense”.

About Me:
My name is Svetlana Belkin and I’m an Ubuntu Linux user since 2009- made the switch from Windows XP and found about Ubuntu from Lifehacker. But I started to be a part of the Ubuntu Community in July 2013. Well, more active then I was back when I started. When I started, I mainly tried to answer questions and to police Ask Ubuntu- mainly adding missing tags to questions. Around early 2010, life started to eat me and I stopped being a active person of the Ubuntu Community.

Around early 2013, I started to get back into the Ubuntu Community because I started to work on ideas for new programs. I knew that I might get a lead on Ubuntu-Women, since I’m a woman and it’s a smaller part of the Ubuntu Community. In July 2013, I joined the mailing-list and quickly discovered that I wasn’t the only one that had a hard time finding a team to be part of or how get involved. This started my work on updating the Ubuntu-Women wiki. Then three months later, I joined the Ubuntu Documentation Team.

You can read more about me and my involvement here. The “About Me” bit is from that page.

What is FOSS?
FOSS stands for “Free and Open Source Software”. These programs are free for everyone to use and the source code is open to everyone to see. This allows a better “checks and balances” system than close source since you have different people accessing the code than one trust group (or just one) coder and prevents someone to do harm. My computer science teacher used the electronic voting machines example and he said, “Think about it: who is more likely to rig an election?  A trusted coder (or a small group) who doesn’t need any checks by others or a large community of developers and coders where there is a check and balance system to keep harm away?”

For more info, go HERE.

What is Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is one of the popular choices for Linux distribution and it has a great community for a user to a part of.

For more info, go HERE.

What is “Ubuntu Sense”?

This phrase has many meanings and this blog post explains the meaning.

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