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

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FAS name: callkalpa
Fedora e-mail: callkalpa@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: callkalpa.fedorapeople.org
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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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