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[News] Software Freedom Day Reaches End, Celebrated Widely in India

  • Subject: [News] Software Freedom Day Reaches End, Celebrated Widely in India
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:00:36 +0100
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Software Freedom Day 2009


Promoting the free software

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| A special talk by the founder of the free software movement, 
| Richard Stallman, will lead the list of special programmes put 
| together by the IT@School on the VICTERS channel on the 
| occasion of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 19.


Welcome to Freedom Movement

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| For those uninitiated to this concept -- a full-fledged 
| philosophy for many -- applying something as lofty as freedom 
| to the world of bits and bytes may seem a tad misplaced. 
| However, advocates of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) will 
| tell you that âfreedomâ is as critical in the digital world, 
| especially in one that is largely controlled by proprietary 
| (and market) forces.
| Richard Stallman, the foremost torchbearer of the Free Software 
| Movement, points out âFreeâ is a matter of liberty, not price: 
| ââFreeâ as in âfree speech,â not as in âfree beerâ,â he 
| distinguishes. In simple terms, the user is free to run, copy, 
| modify and distribute software, and this, enabled by the fact 
| that its source code (a set of instructions that calls the 
| shots) is freely available.



Saturday is 'Software Freedom Day' at Morris County library

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| MG: Don't you have to be an engineer to configure "open
| source" programs, apps and modules?
| Bob Murphy: No. Linux, and Ubuntu in particular have
| gotten much easier to install. For many systems, it is
| as easy to install as Windows is, if you were to install
| it yourself. You can of course buy computers from
| vendors like system76 and Dell with Linux installed, if
| you prefer not to get your hands dirty.
| Applications like OpenOffice and GIMP are as easy as
| clicking on an icon, are typically included in Linux,
| and on Windows, it's a matter of clicking an icon, and
| installing like any other software.

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