FOSSMeet 2017

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Building your Linux from Scratch (Workshop)

Submitted by Balram Pariyarath (@balramp) on Jan 12, 2017

Technical level: Beginner Status: Submitted


This session will help people to get started and build a linux distro from scratch (Inspired from


  • A brief introduction on linux and its history
  • Why go for linux
  • The Linux from scratch project
  • Getting started with LFS (the main course book)
  • Start building the system!
  • Deploy and test your distro
  • Introduction to Beyond LFS
  • How to integrate GNOME 3 into the system

Note: The session is designed based on LFS (aimed for beginners/intermediates) as it is neatly documented and people can continue with it afterwards.


A linux system (preferably Debian as the demo will be made in Debian Jessie), basic knowledge of linux and linux commands.

Speaker bio

I’m a student entrepreneur living in Kochi, India who successfully completed the Google Summer of Code 2016 (with Debian). I am a fan of programming, technology and literature. Being founder of a 3 year old startup, I have also experimented myself in various aspects of management and technology, starting from customer acquisition, investor pitching to developing technology for banks and prepaid debit-card based payment systems. I support Open Source projects and their development and is an active contributor with Debian (RTC) and FOSSASIA (linux) teams. I am also pursuing my Bachelors’ Degree along with this. I am a track organizer (linux) at the upcoming edition of FOSSASIA and a speaker at FOSDEM 2017 (Conducted on 4 & 5 Feb, this year) at Belgium.



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    Jose Antony


    3 years ago

    Sounds interesting!

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    ajmal azeez


    3 years ago

    Looking forward to attend.

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