- Richard StallmanThe rhetoric of open source has convinced many businesses and individuals to use, and even develop, free software, which has extended our community—but only at the superficial, practical level. The philosophy of open source, with its purely practical values, impedes understanding of the deeper ideas of free software; it brings many people into our community, but does not teach them to defend it. That is good, as far as it goes, but it is not enough to make freedom secure. Attracting users to free software takes them just part of the way to becoming defenders of their own freedom.
Indeed, knowing about the philosophy behind the free / open source movement is vitally important for a user. Maybe you have already read about how to install various different open source software, or about installing Linux. In this section, you can read about the driving philosophy behind the FOSS movement.
Need for Software to be Free
Till now on this website, we've been teaching you, the user about how to convert yourself from using proprietary software to their free / open source (FOSS) alternatives.
Leading OSS Groups and Communites
It's not just us, but several corporations who have realized the tremendous potential of open source as a very potent development methodology, and literally thought starting ground up with it.
In this page, We tell you a very neat way to get your hands on the best open source software.
Open Source Education
In this particular segment of our site, we would like to shed some light on how and where open source has affected, or can possibly affect, our education system.