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[News] Ubuntu/Canonical CTO Speaks About "Free Software"

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu/Canonical CTO Speaks About "Free Software"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:26:11 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Free software is so easyâyou donât even need a keyboard!

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| Fortunately, the unit had a build of Ubuntu installed on its 
| internal flash, configured to log in automatically to a 
| graphical desktop. Using a dust-covered USB mouse I found in 
| the bottom of the parts box, I copied and pasted letters from 
| the gnome-terminal help files to install openssh-server, so 
| that I could login over the network and finish setting it up.



Strength of support models and symbiosis for free and open source software

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| Next, I wanted to address the free software and freedom
| versus open source and business debate. While this is,
| similar to open source versus proprietary, also viewed
| often as a âwarâ that must have a winner and loser, it
| is my fundamental belief what without freedom, the
| ideology of free software and organizations such as the
| Free Software Foundation, commercial open source would
| be nothing more than some big vendorâs or big
| consortiumâs latest buzzword, campaign, strategy, etc.
| Conversely, without the billions and billions of dollars
| that vendors, channel players and others are making and
| the costs that customers and users are saving thanks to
| open source software, the ideology would most likely be
| relegated to academia and philosophy books. Thus, the
| two â that is free software and the ideology and open
| source software and the commercial use of it â are
| symbiotic.


FOSS: War is over (if you want it)

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| And its in that context that we have seen the recommendation
| added to the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap, that FOSS should be recognised
| as a public knowledge asset. I think that this, as well as the
| other issues mentioned above, will represent some of the emerging
| battlegrounds for FOSS in the next decade as the movement moves
| from a position of acceptance to a position where collaboration
| and sharing is recognised as a key driver in the promotion of the
| European software industry, and in enabling the digital recovery.

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