Destruction by closed source

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Destruction by closed source

Post by Octavian » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:02 pm

Is it just me or are we coming upon an age where open source is being drowned out by the secret code technology? Lawsuits are being thrown between Google, Apple, Samsung, and even Facebook. As a result we are seeing information being closed off and Linux is becoming a diy hobbyist only system.

Am I the only one who thinks if we don't learn to create our own circuitry hacks; then Linux will be only available for those who are using outdated technology? Just a theory
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Re: Destruction by closed source

Post by Fred Barclay » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:57 pm

I'd actually think differently...
In my perspective, FOSS is *relatively* taking off! For example: the raspberry pi raised awareness of Linux and other open-source projects. Android rooting is another popular hobby that's exposing people to FOSS for the very first time.

Actually, I know a guy <wink> who's in contact with a team that's doing some fun open-source things for the government. It's not your typical open-source project, but the fact that it's both "open-source" and "government-related" is rather interesting. I'd normally expect the two to be diametrically opposed.
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