Politics of Free and Open Source

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Politics of Free and Open Source

Postby BilalQayum » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:36 pm

Hi all. Thought this might be a good place to post this if anyone is interested. I'm a non-technical user, i.e. graduated in the arts with zero programming experience except some basic HTML learnt for fun. I got pretty interested in (GNU/)Linux a fairly long time ago due to the philosophy behind it and made the switch on my machines and been pretty facinated by the community, ideology and politics of it all since. I thought I'd be a good idea to write up a basic guide to the things that baffled me so much when I started using Linux (actually from Linux Mint Elyssa years ago), the distinction between Free and Open Source, the social philosophy as opposed to the developmental process, politics over Ubuntu, commercialisation, upstream disputes etc.

http://incompatiblethoughts.blogspot.co ... e-and.html

The site is ad-free and non-commercial, so I hope no-one is offended by me posting the link here, and I'm aware that plenty of people will object to various things, so I'd love to incorporate feedback, corrections, etc. Also an article on 'Why GNU/Linux Matters' and a quick look at Cinnamon might interest some elsewhere on the site.

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