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

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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