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Libervis: Understanding the Free Software Foundation

Feb 06, 2007, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danijel Orsolic)

[ Thanks to Danijel Orsolic for this link. ]

"Free Software Foundation, or FSF for short, is one of the most controversial information technology related organizations. Some people hate it and some people love it. Neither can change the fact that it has had a tremendous influence on what many today tend to call the "open source" phenomenon which is in fact lying on the very foundations that the FSF represents: Free Software and the Free Software philosophy. Variations of this philosophy have sprung up into new, but similar philosophies due to differing motivations and goals. You can read more about it in our recent 'Facts and Friction on Open Source and Free Software' article.

"In this article, however, we are attempting to take a look through the glasses of the Free Software Foundation in order to understand what drives people involved with it and why does it do what it does..."

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