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Kalpa Welivitigoda
Kalpa Welivitigoda
Personal information
Location: Sri Lanka
Birthday: 29th November, 1988
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Twitter: callkalpa

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

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.

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 then 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.

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