If you are fresh out of uni with a degree in IT or even currently studying, it is the best time to become a free software or open source developer (F/OS) and gain Linux experience. In this article we will talk about what is a free software and open source software and what are the benefits of becoming a F/OS developer.
A recent article discusses trademark issues in open source software, published in the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review. One thing that interested me is how the fuzzy areas in current law are comparable to fuzzy areas in software distribution; that's what I'll discuss in this blog.
Editor’s note: Heather Meeker is a shareholder and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, and a leading authority on open-source software licensing.
Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, developing proprietary applications on top of a software landscape that heavily leverages open source components.
My understanding is that some of the software in the multiverse repository is open source even if its licensing is not free. For example, maelstrom, if I remember correctly, is open source, but there are issues with the license on the graphics. Regardless, I don't want to introduce closed-source software to my systems, but I don't have Stallman Syndrome either.
Linux's main merit, as a kernel and an ecosystem, is its open source nature. That means the software that runs on it has little choice but to be open source. This doesn't mean closed-source software is unavailable on Linux-just that it's got the deck stacked strongly against it.more ...
This is the sixth article in this series, in which I take a look at another 12 free, open-source games for Linux. Ranging from action to arcade or puzzle games, all of them should be available to install with your distribution’s package manager.
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It must NOT recommend any closed/shared source software
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Dot Categories: KDE Success StoryFree and Open Source Software in Taiwan has made impressive strides thanks to the work of the 'ezgo' team. They have put together a pre-configured set of Open Source software which makes it easy for teachers and students to get up and running.
Librem 15 aims to be the only laptop coming with completely free software and its makers are looking to get some funding through a crowdfunding campaign.
You might think that if a laptop ships with any Linux distribution, then it would stand to reason that it would be loaded with free and open source software, but the truth is that it's not that simple or even intuitive.