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Welcome. Why Pay More than Free? Janice Wilson Butler Juan Chavez, Jr. Open Source Software. Free Software . 1984 – Richard Stallman started GNU project Goal: No one pays for software Eliminate domination by few and powerful

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why pay more than free janice wilson butler juan chavez jr
Why Pay More than Free?

Janice Wilson Butler

Juan Chavez, Jr.

Open Source Software
free software
Free Software

1984 – Richard Stallman started GNU project

Goal: No one pays for software

Eliminate domination by few and powerful

To protect “free” created GNU (GNUs not Unix) – General Public License

free software foundation
Free Software Foundation

General Public License

May copy and distribute software

Cannot prohibit others from doing same

Cannot charge or restrict licensing

Works derived from licensing must remain free

free software foundation1
Free Software Foundation

Caused rift between computer industry and free software foundation

Seemed to be strong anti-business message

Software companies not interested in free software

enter open source movement
Enter Open Source Movement
  • Open Source – (Linus Torvald) greater liberties with licensing
  • Allows use & redistribution without compensation or credit.
  • Welcome
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There is great joy in the pursuit of creating something that improves the world. And there is lots of fun involved with doing things you enjoy doing. Open source has become the canvas for great art as well as great science. It is a means of self-expression. And something that facilitates discovering joy.

Embracing Insanity

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The social impact of two-way communication, the opportunities for a measure of fame, the recognition of joy in computing, and the ability to contribute something meaningful to others regardless of background are revolutionizing the computer world.

Embracing Insanity

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You can and should shape your own future; because if you don't someone else surely will.

Joel Barker

monetary savings average school
Monetary Savings – average school

500 computers x $48.00 (MS Office) = $24,000

500 computers x $36.00 (FrontPage) = $18,000

PhotoShop

Inspiration/Kidspiration

Other commercial software programs

Until it's time to upgrade...

operating systems
Operating Systems

Linux (with its many varieties...)‏

Debian

SUSE

Red Hat

Ubuntu – now on Dells

Wolvix

etc.

geeks needed
Geeks needed...

Many OS options and desktops available

Will run well on older machines

Much documentation available

But, generally necessary to Geek-speak

Thus, learning curve rather large

but educators can participate
But, educators can participate

Alternative to MS Office is Open Office

Learning curve is small

Updated constantly

Price is free

Can be used as MS Office

Files saved as .doc, .ppt., etc.

Files opened as .doc, ppt., etc.

not open source
Not Open Source

But free, nevertheless

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Photo Story 3

“Antithesis” of Open Source – but still free

information presented can be found at
Information presented can be found at:

http://gemini.utb.edu/jbutler

This presentation was created using software that is entirely open source or free.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License 2.5

bonus
BONUS

http://www.creativecommons.org

http://ccmixter.org/

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/

Have fun!!!!