These software projects are released under a freely distributable license which allow you to use, copy, make changes, and distribute the software.
This is different from proprietary software, where you only receive an executable under a restrictive license, and the source code is not provided to you.
The book teaches you the methodology to be followed when working with F/OSS projects and similar programs.
This will help you to become a valuable contributor to these projects, and get wide recognition as an individual.
Topics covered in this book:
Mailing List Guidelines
Attention to Detail
Methodology of Work
Reading and Writing
Art of Making Presentations
Shakthi Kannan is a Free Software enthusiast who blogs at shakthimaan.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has been advocating the use of F/OSS across India. His online presence is by the name @shakthimaan.