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Posted on 6 February 2018 | 3:05 am
Open source turns 20 years old, looks to
Brinkwire (press release)Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal peopleBrinkwire (press release)Feature Twenty years ago, the Open Source Definition (OSD) was published, providing a framework for the most significant trend in software development since then, and building upon Richard Stallman's prior advocacy for “free software.” The Open Source ...
Posted on 5 February 2018 | 10:22 am
Open Source turns 20: Here's how it all
EngadgetOpen Source turns 20: Here's how it all started - EngadgetEngadgetIn the dead of winter 20 years ago, Netscape — inspired in part by a treatise on Linux and free software development — released the source code for its Netscape Communicator web browser. The move was unprecedented. This was a publicly traded company ...Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people • The ...The RegisterOpen source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromium and ...PCWorldOpen Source Celebrates 20 Years - I ProgrammeriProgrammerall 5 news articles »
Posted on 3 February 2018 | 6:31 am
Open source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry
PC World New ZealandOpen source turns 20: How Linux, Raspberry Pi, Chromium and more are influencing PCsPC World New ZealandNotions of “free software,” where users could view a program's source code, already existed thanks to the efforts of Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation. But on February 3, 1998, the initial members of the Open Source Initiative gathered ...
Posted on 3 February 2018 | 4:06 am
Open source is 20: How it changed
ZDNetOpen source is 20: How it changed programming and business ...ZDNet"The reward of victory is often another set of battles."and more »
Posted on 2 February 2018 | 2:53 pm
Open Source vs. Chromebooks
The trouble is that it is a short-sighted bargain, as Richard Stallman has pointed out for years. Chromebooks -- and, increasingly, tablets and phones -- are convenient, in that they remove the need to worry about configuring or updating software.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 3:29 pm
Getting acquainted with Linux: a primer on
GNU stands for GNU’s Not Unix (interestingly, the name doesn’t really mean anything; it’s just a fun name thought out by its inventor Richard Stallman back in 1983.) During the time the only software available was proprietary, which implied it could ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 11:03 pm
Can You Get By Using Purely Open Source
And gaming will always be a gray area. Even Richard Stallman, one of the leaders of the free software movement who would probably yell at me for not saying “GNU/Linux” rather than just “Linux”, stated that while he thinks the code in games should ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Police Body Cams Should Turn on
Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically ...
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 9:35 am
Don’t call it Linux! And other things that
Backstory: Richard Stallman is quite adamant about not having or carrying a cell phone, be it a smartphone or otherwise. One reason, he says, is that these phones always contain at least some non-free software, starting with the firmware and continuing up ...
Posted on 11 June 2015 | 11:01 am