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= Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda =
 
= Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda =
  
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== About Me ==
 
== About Me ==
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I'm Kalpa from Galle, Sri Lanka.
 
I'm Kalpa from Galle, Sri Lanka.
  
Currently I'm a student of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Besides that I'm involved in the lokalization project of OpenOffice.
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Currently I'm a student of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Besides that I'm involved in the lokalization project of OpenOffice.
  
 
My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.
 
My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.
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* Contributor at [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/ Fedora Sound SIG]
 
* Contributor at [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/ Fedora Sound SIG]
 
* Fedora free media contributor
 
* Fedora free media contributor
* Full time Fedora user
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== Other activities in the FOSS world ==
 
== Other activities in the FOSS world ==
* GNOME - Sinhala Lokalization
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* Sugar Activity packager
* Open Office - Sinhala Lokalization
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* GNOME - Sinhala Localisation
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* KDE - Sinhala Localisation
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* Open Office - Sinhala Localisation
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* Sugar - Sinhala Localisation
  
 
== Contact Me ==
 
== Contact Me ==
  
=== Email ===
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* '''Email''' : callkalpa@fedoraproject.org / callkalpa@gmail.com
callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
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* '''IRC''' : callkalpa #fedora #hanthana #fedora-sound #sugar on freenode
callkalpa@gmail.com
 
  
=== IRC ===
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== External Links ==
callkalpa
 
 
 
I can be found at #fedora #hanthana #fedora-sound #sugar on freenode
 
 
 
== GPG Key ==
 
  
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* [http://kalpapathum.blogspot.com Blog]
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* [http://thiraya.wordpress.com තිරය]
      Key fingerprint = CC32 F412 EF35 672C 2F4F  ADA7 3361 77CB 11E7 6923
 
uid                  W.H. Kalpa Pathum <callkalpa@gmail.com>
 
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== External Links ==
 
[http://kalpapathum.blogspot.com Blog]
 
  
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]

Revision as of 03:24, 25 March 2012

Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda

Kalpa-welivitigoda.jpg

About Me

I'm Kalpa from Galle, Sri Lanka.

Currently I'm a student of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Besides that I'm involved in the lokalization project of OpenOffice.

My first experience with GNU/Linux was with Red Hat 8. It was a three CD pack which I bought with zero knowledge about GNU or linux or even FOSS. I just wanted to give it a try and see what's inside. I couldn't install it properly as one of the CDs was cracked. The error was that it can't read some files and the whole installation process terminates. I had no idea what these files are related to. So what I did was I removed some packages with wild guesses and tried to install. I failed not once, twice but several times. Finally I could get it installed. Unfortunately there was no GUI (those files may be the ones that couldn't be read). I actually abandoned it there after, because I knew nothing to do with the CLI nor I had internet connection to explore.

Next as I remember was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and them moved to Fedora. During that season I started loving GNOME and still I'm a GNOME lover. So switching to Fedora was not that difficult. Of course Danishka Navin helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.

Activities within Fedora


Other activities in the FOSS world

  • Sugar Activity packager
  • GNOME - Sinhala Localisation
  • KDE - Sinhala Localisation
  • Open Office - Sinhala Localisation
  • Sugar - Sinhala Localisation

Contact Me

  • Email : callkalpa@fedoraproject.org / callkalpa@gmail.com
  • IRC : callkalpa #fedora #hanthana #fedora-sound #sugar on freenode

External Links