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Geld verdienen met FOSS

Tijdens mijn studie informatica werd ik gevraagd een onderzoek te doen naar FOSS en winstmodellen.

Te vaak hebben mensen de neiging te denken omdat ze het “gratis” van het Internet kunnen downloaden, dat er geen geld mee te verdienen valt. 155 more words

Prefigurative Politics: The Logic Gates of Public Life

I have just finished reading hacker anthropologist Gabriella Coleman’s (@BiellaColeman) fantastic Coding Freedom: The Ethics & Aesthetics of Hacking after struggling to put it down for the best part of this week. 489 more words

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Stallman: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

Editor’s Note: Given Richard Stallman’s longtime role in promoting software that respects user freedom (including GNU, which just turned 30), his suggested “remedies” for all the ways technology can be re-designed to provide benefits while avoiding surveillance — like the smart meters example he shares below — seem particularly relevant. 2,806 more words


Linux Distro's, FOSS and the advocates behind them - Some food for thought?

Since 2008 when OpenBytes was created as a platform to highlight the benefits of GNU/Linux and FOSS itself, little did I know that even though I’ve always kept a foot in the door for the new user (and certainly not gone down the “all or nothing” route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty of forgetting that a “simple to use Distro” is maybe simple to anyone who has had more than a small interest in computers, but the vast majority of people who use their computers have no interest in what’s going on under the hood.   3,201 more words


The GNU Manifesto

The GNU Manifesto was written by Richard Stallman in 1985 to initiate the GNU project and rally support for this new idea. GNU stands for “GNU’s Not Unix,” because Stallman had originally worked on developing Unix–which was originally “free” in the way that Stallman defines it–not in terms of price but in other terms explained below–at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab. 420 more words

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Business as Usual

The author’s of the Cluetrain Manifesto describe markets as conversations and extend this notion into the current state of interconnectivity, claiming that the Internet, and the greater connections between citizens and businesses that it affords, are well-suited to facilitate these conversations. 393 more words

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