The FOSS Club

Delhi Technical Campus

(Est. Nov 2023)

Faculty Coordinator: – Ms. Megha Kumar


The FOSS Club is a student community-based group in the Delhi Technical Campus for enthusiasts focused on contributing to Free and Open Source Software and mentoring students to achieve excellence in various fields of Computer Science.

FOSS, or Free and Open Source Software, is software that gives users the freedom to share, study, and modify it. This freedom allows for security, flexibility, and transparency.

  • Security: FOSS is often more secure than proprietary software, thanks to a community that can quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities.
  • Flexibility: Free software can be customized to meet specific needs.
  • Transparency: The freely available source code allows anyone to inspect and verify the software’s safety and security.

Core Pillars

The FOSS Club focuses on 3 prime topics:

  1. Open Source: The FOSS Club focuses on open-source technologies and tools.
  2. Cyber Security: The FOSS Club also focuses on ethical hacking and cyber security.
  3. Decentralization: The FOSS Club will focus on self-hosted and decentralization technologies and tools.


The Ideology behind this club is inspired by FSF, GNU/Linux, and Unix Operating Systems. We believe that as a community of students, we all can learn and share our knowledge to achieve our goals altogether. Information isn’t meant to be hidden or left out, but rather to be shared and discussed so the core principles we follow in this club are:

  • Helping each other
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Learning together
  • Constructive criticism
  • Community Collaboration

Code of Conduct:

  1. All participants in FOSS Club DTC are subject to the Code of Conduct. This includes FOSS Club board members, corporate sponsors, and paid employees. This also includes volunteers, maintainers, leaders, contributors, contribution reviewers, issue reporters,  members, and anyone participating in the discussion in FOSS Club DTC spaces. For in-person events, this also includes all attendees, exhibitors, vendors, speakers, panelists, organizers, staff, and volunteers.
  2.  No NSFW Content Allowed
  3.  Only use a formal tone in chat, don’t use overly expressive GIFs, Memes, or emojis.
  4.  Don’t disrespect anyone regardless of their:

Age, body size, caste, citizenship, disability, education, ethnicity, familial status, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, pregnancy, race, religion, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, sexual identity, socio-economic status, tribe, veteran status

  1. Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following someone is not allowed.
  2. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist language, or otherwise exclusionary language is completely prohibited.
  3.  Influencing or encouraging inappropriate behavior is not appreciated and will lead to a strike by the moderators.
  4.  Sustained disruption of online discussion, talks, or other events is punishable.


The vision of this club is to improve the coding culture on the college campus by bringing forward the open-source technologies and tools the community is adapting to. We aim to mentor and learn from our juniors and college mates.

The current goals of the club:

  • Promoting free and open source softwares.
  • An Inclusive place for all people.
  • Spreading awareness about new and growing technologies.
  • Mentorship and guidance and the members.


FOSS Club engages in the following activities

  • Bug Bounty: A program where individuals find and fix exploits. For example, Apple recently paid 20 Million Dollars via its bounty program.
  • Capture the Flag (CTF): An exercise in which flags are secretly hidden in purposefully vulnerable programs or websites.
  • Self Hosting: The practice of running and maintaining a website using a private web server. E.g., Wikipedia Mastodon.
  • FOSS Events: Participation in off-site FOSS events on behalf of the college.
  • FOSS Athons: A mega coding marathon every year, where students can develop free and open-source software projects aligning with our core pillars.

Core Team

  1. Vaibhav Pratap Singh – President
  2. Gulshan Kumar Prasad – Vice President
  3. Shamiullah Khan – Secretary
  4. Sachin Singh Adhikari – Vice Secretary
  5. Suryansh Sharma – Event Coordinator
  6. Ashwany Kumar Sharma – Event Coordinator
  7. Aman Kumar – Event Coordinator
  8. Kaushlendu Parasar – Event Coordinator
  9. Shivam Gupta – AI/PYTHON Pioneer
  10. MD Nafish – Cyber Security   Pioneer
  11. Priyansh Kumar Singh – Web 3 Pioneer
  12. Harsh Sharma – Graphic Designer
  13. Hemant Singh – Graphic Designer
  14. Lalit Rajput – Social Media
  15. Rakshit Malik – Social Media
  16. Nikhil Kumar – Public Relation
  17. Nishchal Anurag – Public Relation
  18. Gautam Kumar – Treasurer
  19. Manish Prasad – Content Writer
  20. Yashika Pratap Shukla – Content Writer


Introduction to FOSS

Name of the Event: Introduction to FOSS
Programme Mode: Online
Venue: JITSI Meet (
Organized/Supported By: The FOSS Club
Event Date(s): December 24th, 2023

Brief Description of the Event:

We hosted a dynamic online FOSS Club event on December 24, 2023, spanning approximately 1.5 hours, attracting an impressive turnout of around 65 enthusiastic students. Mr. Vaibhav Pratap Singh, our FOSS Club leader, kicked off the event with an insightful introduction to FOSS, delving into its history and highlighting key projects. The session continued with engaging presentations from various club members on topics like decentralization and blockchain, cybersecurity, open source in AI, open source projects, and designing, and concluded with a discussion on monetization. The event wrapped up with an interactive doubt session, where students actively participated, showcasing their keen interest and involvement in the session.

Photos of Event:

Hackathon Cum Project Incubation Event Presentation Day

Name of the Event: Installing of Linux and Learning Command Line Input
Programme Mode: Offline
Venue: Seminar Hall, Delhi Technical Campus
Organized/Supported By: The FOSS Club
Event Date(s): February 14th, 2024

Brief Description of the Event:

The FOSS Club Hosted a tech event featuring key speakers of Core Team members who explained the basics of Whats is Linux and the Structure of Linux Distro, the Difference between different Shell types (GUI and CLI), Installing Arch Linux, and Giving Hands-on Experience of Command Line.

Flow of Event:

  1. Learning about the Linux Kernel
  2. Exploring Various Linux-based Distros
  3. Installation on VM & Hardware
  4. Getting Started with Arch Linux
  5. Learning Command Lines

Photos of Event: