Just because software is free doesnt mean its free software.This may confuse those who only know the Windows world, where the software animal known as freeware is readily available but truly free software is a bit more scarce. They may be excused for thinking, when we Linux users talk about free software, that they use free software too.
Is the mobile operating system "Ubuntu", a gateway to the influx of non-free software toward the GNU/Linux?
As you know, mobile applications are very popular with developers, programmers, the majority of whom may not be aware of the philosophy of free software. Whether this will lead to an All-out attack from closed source proprietary software toward GNU/Linux?
Do you believe that control over our computers is important to a free society? Do you want to help people learn why proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management are harmful? Do you want to fight for software freedom?
The Free Software Foundation is looking for a summer intern to work with the campaigns team to promote and defend free software.
I've recently decided to try not to support any proprietary software, and see how far I can go with Free software.
Despite this, I realize Free software costs money to make, and would be happy to pay for some. Is there any way to sort through the software in Ubuntu Software Center to find some, or if not, what applications are there are there? (Examples would be great)
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards. Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.
The Italian Digital Agency has recommended that its government’s agencies consider Free Software alternatives before purchasing licenses for commercial software.
Recommendations like this tend to come from European governments, never from government agencies over here in our America, even though it will save a ton of money.
But a recommendation is one thing, abiding by it, is another.