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Here is a ToDo List which you could follow to make your first step to Free Software.
How to use this list? You could just copy and paste the whole content to other place. Or download the print-ready PDF file.
Or create your own list just in BLUG wiki! First you have to register a BLUG wiki account and then back to this page, click “Show pagesource” button on the right side, copy all content in textbox. Then you just create a page: type yourname:first-step at search box which locates at the top of wiki, then click “create this page” at the right side of the search result page. Finally, paste the content that you just copied, and click SAVE button below. Enjoy your own todo list! Then you could click clickboxes make it as a real time todo list!
You can finish all these tasks just in A MONTH!
All list below are must-have and all important!
[1 ~ 2 days]
This section introduces some personal preparation.
[2 ~ 3 weeks]
In this section, some required philosophies your should know before every thing start. And some basic technology your should learn.To finish this section, you should using a Internet search engine like Google or DuckDuckGo to learn following topics.
Where to find projects? A good resource is watching communities that participate Google Summer of Code every year. It provides a list that you can find which one you prefer and involves in.
[8 ~ 18 hours]
To finish this section, you should using a Internet search engine like Google or DuckDuckGo to learn following topics.
[1 ~ 2 week, depends on which type contribution you choose]
These suggestions listing here are for newcomers who don't know how to start their first step. It is unnecessary from the very beginning to end, you can pick up one that fit your ability and interesting.
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