The award for best eHealth solution using Free Software is awarded to Haakon Eriksen and David Sugar who received 100,000 Norwegian kroner (17,500 USD) on behalf of the GNU Free Call project from Driv Inkubator and the Norwegian Competence Center for Open Source during the GoOpen Conference this week.
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)
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.
The growing popularity of free open source software is a sure sign that consumers and software developers alike are becoming more disenchanted with costly proprietary products. However, the promise of free software can be tarnished when software packages need configuration help and that help proves hard to find.
The Software Freedom Law Center provides free legal representation and other law-related services to open source software developers. The organization began in 2005 under the direction of Eben Moglen, a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University Law School.
Canonical has published a list with the most downloaded free applications on Ubuntu Software Center, for November. The top 10 free apps for November doesn't hold any major surprises with regard to the previous month, but there are some new entries nonetheless. Create Launcher takes the tenth place. This is an appl... (read more)
The U.S. Federal government is being taken advantage of by unscrupulous software vendors who overcharge them for software. Great Free Software operating systems such as Ubuntu and Red Hat are effectively locked out of competitive software bidding by the big money "donated" to politicians by lobbyists (in my opnion).