"In recent weeks I have banged on about Open Source, expending
two articles on Firefox alone. Open Source applications make their
code available to everyone. Disagreements and rabid balkanisation
within the Open Source community aside, for our purposes the term
might as well refer to free software whose licence allows you to
share the source code, alter it, use it, do with it what you
"The two great pillars of Open Source are the GNU project and
Linux. I shan't burden you with too much detail, I'll just make the
outrageous claim that your computer will be running some descendant
of those two within the next five years and that your life will be
better and happier as a result..."
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