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Launching a Linux Startup: No Funny Business

Having recently completed the second issue of Hackett and Bankwell, I have been taking inventory of my accomplishments and lessons learned ...


Linux Haters Make a Few Valid Points

Several years ago, I helped develop some software that integrates and monitors certain business processes. We chose to use Linux-based systems because of some key free and open source software that allowed us to put together a sophisticated and comprehensive software platform ...


Linux Elitism: Fact or Fiction?

For users reared on GUI-oriented commercial operating systems, switching to open source POSIX-type OSes can be an onerous task. Whereas Linux, and FOSS in general, are built around the ideas of inclusion and sharing, the communities built up around the open source operating systems often face accusations of exclusive techno-elitism. Although there are assuredly a few smug members within the various FOSS communities and although shell fluency is more complex than simple commercial OS GUI administration, the scurrilous accusations of perceived superiority among open source communities and their members amount to little more than sour grapes...


Note to Obama: Consider the Open Source Way

The advantages of open source, standards and methodologies have been working their way to the surface for the past few years. Whereas in the past, open source projects were more likely to be described as fledgling efforts that lagged far behind proprietary counterparts, "open source" has become a buzzword with more positive than negative connotations...


Is Proprietary Software to Blame for the World’s Ills?

So here we are. Home prices and incomes are falling, foreclosures are rising, layoffs are multiplying, and wealth is evaporating. Everyone is looking for signs of stability, but each new day brings new despair and uncertainty ...


It’s Time to Hack the Economy

The Hacker Underground is dead. Long live the Hacker Underground! ...


Free Software Shouldn’t Mean You Can’t Make a Buck

Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU Project, speaks at great lengths about preserving the ideological purity of free software, and in his vision of the future, computer software development is modeled after mathematics and science research, where all research and development is open. So far as Stallman is concerned, proprietary software production is unethical and should be avoided. As he detailed extensively in The GNU Manifesto, traditional closed source capitalism should be rejected in software development and replaced with a post-scarcity economy...


Linux Edges One Step Closer to Total World Domination

Many LinuxInsider readers are probably familiar with, or at least aware of, OpenMoko's FreeRunner -- the new Linux-based cell phone. This smartphone uses the Linux kernel along with various other free and open source software packages, including Server with Matchbox window manager. These tools will be familiar to users of the original OpenMoko developer's phone that came out last summer, the Neo1973, or the OLPC XO-1 laptop before it ran Windows XP.


Linux Community Should Plant Seeds for Consumer Demand

Most anyone in the free and open source software realm can tell you not only that Linux is better than Windows, but also that it is an optimal alternative to the closed-source and proprietary operating system from Microsoft. Anyone at a Linux-oriented event or group can assure you that you have no need or even legitimate reason to continue using commercial operating systems nowadays...

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