Part III: Contributing to Open Source Communities at RIT

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This is the third part of a three part series about contributing to open source communities at RIT, specifically RIT’s TigerOS. See part I and part II.

I continued working with TigerOS for my second large contribution, so I could complete my installation guide. In other words, my second contribution is a continuation of my first contribution, so I did not need to ask for a new project. 

On April 17, 2021, I called Tim Zabel—the maintainer of TigerOS—to resolve some technical difficulties. I tried to build the TigerOS ISO in a virtual machine (VM) by using the commands listed on TigerOS’s GitHub repository

chmod +x make-iso.sh
./make-iso.sh

I was not able to use the commands in my VM because they would freeze my computer. In other words, the commands somehow affected my VM and my computer. 

Fortunately, Zabel explained that I did not need to build the ISO, and I could download the ISO from another website without building it. 

On May 9, 2021, I sent Zabel a Telegram message with a link to my installation guide. I asked Zabel to review my guide to see if I should change anything.

Overall, I am proud of my guide, and I am excited to publish it. You can view my guide here

This is the third part of a three part series. Thank you for reading my “Contributing to Open Source Communities at Rochester Institute of Technology” series!


This post originated from the deprecated HFOSS’21 blog. If you enjoyed this post, checkout my other articles on open source software and HFOSS.

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Written by Olivia Gallucci

Olivia is an honors student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She writes about security, open source software, and professional development.