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|REAL-NAME= Kalpa Welivitigoda
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|birthday= 29th November
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|REAL-NAME=Kalpa Welivitigoda
|HOME= Sri Lanka
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|birthday=29th November, 1988
|image= Kalpa-welivitigoda.jpg
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|FAS-NAME= callkalpa
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|location=Sri Lanka
|pmail= callkalpa@gmail.com
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|homepage= www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com
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|homepage=www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com,https://medium.com/@callkalpa
 
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= Kalpa Welivitigoda =
 
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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.
 
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.
  

Revision as of 09:00, 28 February 2017

Kalpa Welivitigoda
Kalpa Welivitigoda ({{{pronouns}}})
Personal information
Location: Sri Lanka
Birthday: 29th November, 1988
Homepage: www.kalpapathum.blogspot.com,https://medium.com/@callkalpa
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
 


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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