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[News] Free Software Programmer Explain Motivation, Vim Raises Money for Charity

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Programmer Explain Motivation, Vim Raises Money for Charity
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:06:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Why Code For Free? Linux/FOSS Devs Speak!

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| Last week I talked about some the advantages of Free/Open Source software for 
| us end users. Today I'm going to do something no one has ever done in the 
| history of punditry, and that is ask actual software developers why they 
| prefer FOSS. I received so many excellent responses that I have split this 
| into two parts, and the second part will run tomorrow.     


Why Hackers Will Save the World

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| For anyone that might be interested, my keynote from the recent Gran Canaria 
| Desktop Summit is now online as an Ogg video. 


Vim Gives to Charity and Gives Back to Donors

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| Kudos to Moolenaar for a creative way to raise money for a worthy cause and 
| give a nice bonus back to the donors who pledge money. Leave it to the open 
| source community to find such a neat way to open their hearts and wallets to 
| people in need.   



SourceForge Gears Up For Community Choice Awards

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| Categories run the gamut from technical (Best Tool or Utility for SysAdmins)
| and entertaining (Best Project for Gamers) to "life-changing" (Most Likely to
| Change the Way You Do Everything). Nominated projects are equally
| wide-ranging and while there are a number of familiar names like KeePass
| Password Safe and Audacity, quite a few lesser known projects are being given
| the opportunity to shine. Avogadro, a cross platform, 3-dimensional molecular
| editor, is up for Best Project for Academia and microblogging client Choqok
| has been nominated for Best New Project.


SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download

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| Since 1999, SourceForge has the 'go to place' for all open source downloads,
| but in the last couple of years, Google Code has put up a bit of challenge.
| Remember also for a while there was this constant thread in media about how
| SourceForge had 100,000 project, though most had been abandoned.
| SourceForge.net now has 230,000 projects and if downloads are an indication,
| they seem to be doing just fine.

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