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Re: [News] Free/Libre CMS Software Success Stories, New Releases

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____/ Terry Porter on Monday 11 Jan 2010 05:53 : \____

> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 03:12:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Terry Porter on Sunday 10 Jan 2010 12:27 : \____
>>> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:14:45 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> VT4 using Drupal
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Flemish commercial television channel VT4 is | using Drupal on
>>>> http://www.vt4.be. VT4 is | part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, the second-
>>>> | largest broadcasting group in Europe. Cool! `----
>>>> http://buytaert.net/vt4-using-drupal
>>> I think Drupal is outstanding.
>>> I've just installed drupal on this Gnu/Linux Mint 8 desktop using the
>>> following command:-
>>> "Apt-get install apache2 php5 drupal6"
>>> The install process asked a few basic questions and when finished all I
>>> had to do was browse to ""; and up popped
>>> Drupal, waiting to be customised.
>>> For those Windows users reading, the single root command above fetched
>>> the apps over the Internet and installed them, all automatically.
>> So, did you reboot?
> No, not once, and it was installed a couple of days ago :)
> tp@gronk6:~$ uptime
>  16:39:42 up 19 days, 41 min, 29 users,  load average: 0.11, 0.13, 0.10
>>How many times?
> Zero times, there was no need.
>> Did you put in all the licence keys?
> No, there aren't any, because Free Software doesn't require them.
>> Where did you download the software?
> I've no idea, Debians package manager "DPKG" takes care of all those
> little details.
>> How do you know it's not
>> virus-laden?
> I trust Debian, and as the code is Open, peer review will always find
> such things.
>> How will you keep all this software up to date?
> Fortunately Mint8 has a auto package update notifier, and will tell me if
> a package need updating, and the severity of the update in case of
> security exploits. It's up to me to decide if I will accept all updates.
>> What if you
>> decide to run it on 5 machines when the load increases?
> It's running on 4 cores now, and 7MB ram, but if I wanted to run it on
> 1000 machines, that's OK because this is Free Software, I can run it
> wherever I like.
>> What if there is
>> a serious bug in it that the Godly developers won't fix?
> Then I can always pay someone to fix it, or if I have the skills, I can
> fix it myself, afterall, I have the Source Code.
> However I have found over the last 13 years that Free Software developers
> are very approachable, and bugs are personal to them. They love to hear
> if I find a bug, and they have always fixed any within 24 hours in my
> case.
> I've had bugs fixed and patches emailed to me in a couple of hours in the
> past. I'm not saying it always like this, but that has been my experience.
>> And most
>> importantly, as your neighbour, can I please have a copy?
> Absolutely, and your friends also. Free Software is copyrighted so that
> we can all share.
>> It costs
>> nothing to make a copy and you get to keep yours. In fact, I'll share my
>> improvements with you, so it works better for both of us.
> Bargain!
> I have released a small amount of Free Software over the years. The last
> user patch I received was for my LaTeX scriptwriting class file. A user
> added some improvements and made it better than before, then emailed them
> to me. Receiving something like that is hard to describe, suffice to say
> it's a great feeling.

OMG!! He gave away his "IP"....
> That's the magic of Free Software.

Yes. Many people are trained not to understand this. Here is a good Lessig keynote on
the subject:


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