Jon maddog Hall: People ask me why programmers write code and give it away “for free”. There are many reasons, but one I often give is that a programmer might end up at a conference and a grateful user of their code might “buy them a beer, or even a dinner.”
freesoftwaremagazine.com: What is this “Free Culture” thing? What is “Free Software”? And how do I get my work out there? If you’re looking to participate in the “Commons”, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of free, public licenses and how to use them for your works.
nytimes.com: Mr. Hemel serves as a volunteer watchman for free, open-source software like the Linux operating system, which competes with Microsoft’s Windows.
watchingthewatchers.org: Happy Software Freedom day! In celebration of it, I'll list the top 5 free software programs I use.
- It’s Not That Complicated
- Observe OSS best practices to avoid legal reprisals
blogs.computerworlduk: Five years ago I coined the term "Paying At The Point Of Value" to describe why open source software was free of charge. As Software Market 4.0 emerges - in the cloud - it seems worth repeating as it forms the core of true community.
itnews.com.au: Software freedom activist Richard Stallman made an unexpected appearance at a European Patent Office presentation in Brisbane today to protest Australian software patents.
lxer.com: Could things be more exciting in the the world of FOSS right now? Yes it could, but let's not be too hasty..