DPI908/SBR600 Communication Lab

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To set up the communication tools that you will need to interact with the Open Source community and complete this course.



  1. Set up a Seneca Wiki account.
  2. Create a pair of ssh keys (ssh-keygen).
    • Send a copy of your ssh public key to your professor (chris.tyler@...) with the subject line "SSH Public Key".
  3. Set up a FAS2 account.
    • Create a User page for yourself on the Fedora wiki (example).
    • Upload your public ssh key.
  4. Connect to the Freenode IRC network.
    • Choose a nick for yourself and register it.
    • Join these channels:
      • #seneca
      • #fedora
      • #fedora-arm
      • #fedora-devel
    • Observe who is in these channels and the conversations taking place.
    • Chat with someone.
  5. Add an entry to the Fall 2013 SBR600 Participants page.
  6. Subscribe to these Fedora mailing lists:
    • arm
    • announce
    • devel
    • (optional, high-volume): users
  7. Research the Raspberry Pi project
    • Locate the Raspberry Pi forum and wiki
  8. Research the Pidora project
    • Locate the Pidora main page, bug tracker, and Koji system
    • Ensure that you can describe the difference between Fedora-ARM and Pidora
  9. Set up a blog account.
  10. Create your first blog post.
    • Include:
      • a self-introduction
      • a link to your Seneca wiki user page
      • your IRC nick, and a snippet of conversation from IRC
      • your Learn ID
      • your reflections on and opinion of the Pidora project
    • Check back in 30+ minutes to ensure that your post ended up in the Planet


A well-written blog post (as outlined above) on the OpenSource@Seneca Planet. Note that the quality of your writing is significant -- don't just dump the required text into your post.