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Osalt, open source as alternative

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Around the net there are a number of open source directories, among them the independent Osalt. Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. I asked Anders Ingeman Rasmussen, Osalt Editor, a few questions.

How did you start getting working with Linux and open source?

I have always been fascinated by open source software, because it is amazing what people can build for free. Being interested in computer graphics both 2d vector based, 3d photo realistic renderings and just image editing - I was always looking for great open source software that could help me (since I did not have the money for the commercial products). At some point I started a list of commercial products and their open source alternatives, which I also used when friends and colleagues ask what I could recommend if they were looking for e.g. a desktop publishing program.

How did you conceive the idea of running Osalt?

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