Open Source for the End User. Matthew G. Switlik Learning Management Programmer firstname.lastname@example.org. IT since 1996 Web application development since 2001 PHP Developer at Oakland since June 2010.
Learning Management Programmer
I love open source because it provides me with continuously improving tools. I had tried Linux many years ago but hadn't personally needed it. PHP and Firefox were my first must have Open Source tools. Now I had a need for linux and it quickly gained my attention.
What Do I mean “End User”?
Distributing the source code to the users of the software.
Why? Because we innovate faster when ideas are exchanged. Good technique will spread.
Most of the time Open Source implies Free Open Source Software. Meaning you are free to redistribute the software given the terms of the license.
Major components of Mac OS X, including the UNIX core, are made available under Apple’s Open Source license. But not the whole operating system.
The Android operating system is open source. Except for version 3.0. The Apps such as Gmail, the Market, and Google Maps are not open source.
What about me?
The InternetGoogle Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and parts of Safari are all open source. This helps to ensure security and standard compliance. Their competition benefits us all.
You can easily have windows and linux installed at the same time. Tip: Install windows first
If you own an Apple you can have all three operating systems on one machine.
What else are you going to do with 2 Terrabytes of storage?
If it doesn’t cost a lot to get it running more people can try it out. Creating content is fun.
Games on Open Source and of Open Source
“The Humble Indie Bundle experiment has been a massive success beyond our craziest expectations. So far, 138,813 generous contributors have put down an incredible $1,273,613. Of this, contributors chose to allocate 30.85% to charity: $392,953 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play Charity.”