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= Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda =
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|REAL-NAME=Kalpa Welivitigoda
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|birthday=29th November, 1988
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|image=Kalpa-welivitigoda.jpg
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|location=Sri Lanka
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|fas-name=callkalpa
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|email=callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
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|homepage=www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com
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|twitter= callkalpa
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|irc-nick= callkalpa
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|irc-channels= #fedora #fedora-devel #fedora-ambassadors #hanthana
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}}
  
[[image:profile_pic_FAS.jpg|right]]
 
  
== About Me ==
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= Kalpa Welivitigoda =
  
I'm Kalpa from Galle, Sri Lanka.
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I am a software engineer in profession interested in using and contributing to FOSS. I started my contributions with localization efforts and then moved to contributing with code. Apart from Fedora I have also contributed to other projects such as Sugar Labs, Mozilla, Open Office/Libre Office, GNOME, KDE.
  
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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Following is a bit from history,
  
 
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.
  
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 [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Snavin Danishka Navin] helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.
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My second interaction AFAIR was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu, the time in which Ubuntu CDs were shipped in bulk to the doorstep. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and then moved to Fedora, of course [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Snavin Danishka Navin] helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.
  
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
* FAS [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/callkalpa callkalpa]
 
* [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/callkalpa Packages I maintain]
 
* Fedora Ambassador for Sri Lanka
 
* Contributor at [[SIGs/SoaS| Fedora Sugar on a Stick]]
 
* Contributor at [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/soas/ Fedora Sound SIG]
 
* Fedora free media contributor
 
* Full time Fedora user
 
  
== Other activities in the FOSS world ==
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== Fedora Contribution ==  
* GNOME - Sinhala Lokalization
 
* Open Office - Sinhala Lokalization
 
  
== Contact Me ==
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* Package Maintainer ([https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/callkalpa Packages I maintain])
 
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* Fedora Ambassador for Sri Lanka
=== Email ===
 
callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
 
callkalpa@gmail.com
 
 
 
=== IRC ===
 
callkalpa
 
 
 
I can be found at #fedora #hanthana #fedora-sound #sugar on freenode
 
 
 
== GPG Key ==
 
 
 
<pre>
 
pub  2048R/11E76923 2010-03-31 [expires: 2011-03-31]
 
      Key fingerprint = CC32 F412 EF35 672C 2F4F  ADA7 3361 77CB 11E7 6923
 
uid                  W.H. Kalpa Pathum <callkalpa@gmail.com>
 
sub  2048R/66AAB18F 2010-03-31 [expires: 2011-03-31]
 
</pre>
 
  
== External Links ==
 
[http://kalpapathum.blogspot.com Blog]
 
  
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from Sri Lanka]]

Latest revision as of 10:04, 28 February 2017

Kalpa Welivitigoda
Kalpa Welivitigoda
Personal information
Location: Sri Lanka
Birthday: 29th November, 1988
Homepage: www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com
E-mail: callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
Contact information
Twitter: callkalpa

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: callkalpa
Fedora e-mail: callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: callkalpa.fedorapeople.org
Fedora Badges earned (52)
If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement Ambassador Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Tadpole Embryo Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Egg You Can Pry It From My Cold, Undead Hands Baby Badger Don't Call it a Comeback Paranoid Panda Crypto Badger The cat came back... Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Tadpole with Legs Origin Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Froglet Speak Up! Singapore FAD 2015 Secretary General Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Junior Editor What goes around comes around (Karma I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Take this and call me in the morning Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Top 500 If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Senior Badger (Badger II) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Helping Hand Adult Frog Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I)
 


Kalpa Welivitigoda

I am a software engineer in profession interested in using and contributing to FOSS. I started my contributions with localization efforts and then moved to contributing with code. Apart from Fedora I have also contributed to other projects such as Sugar Labs, Mozilla, Open Office/Libre Office, GNOME, KDE.

Following is a bit from history,

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 second interaction AFAIR was with Knoppix. I loved KDE a lot those days. Then came Ubuntu, the time in which Ubuntu CDs were shipped in bulk to the doorstep. It was Ubuntu 5.10 with 2CDs, one live and one to install. I was with Ubuntu for a couple of years and then moved to Fedora, of course Danishka Navin helped me a lot. Since then I'm here with Fedora.


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