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Linux from Square One

Now, let’s go back to 2006: It would have been nice to have these articles when I started out in Linux and FOSS nine years ago, introduced by the IT guy from the Green Party of California when I asked where I’d get Adobe products for my statewide campaign for office that year. During the campaign, I kept thinking about how great this paradigm is – people working together to make software free (as in freedom and, in many cases, beer) for public use – and switched gears to work to advocate for FOSS.