Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Do you know this? there is a special event to encourage IT industry to use Open Source. I read and then went to wiki to find out the details. Wiki says that Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of free/open-source software. SFD is a public education effort, not only to celebrate the virtues of free/open-source software, but also to encourage its use, to the benefit of the public.
The open source movement was launched in 1998, and the Free Open Source Software (FOSS) movement came much earlier, IT recession saw tons of code lost, and tons of people left unemployed. In the collapse of capitalist dreams came the idea of rebuilding with shared code, so that the next recession might not be so destructive.It’s a natural reaction to a boom-and-bust cycle. Let’s rebuild and do it right.
Even I encourage people to use Open source tools/technology. you can also prompt/share your experience/reviews with Recent Open source tool over here in my blog. If you are interested then post your comment.
Recently i read these two very interesting article:
Open source is sold, FOSS is downloaded. Open source companies are looking for a profit, FOSS projects are looking to get by, to grow, to serve and to share.