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Default Re: Norway's governement switching to open standards - 29-06-2005

lol, now there are a good amount of words to express such things. But I prefer them in this order:
free software - only in English it has some problems
open source software - the pragmatic way (just an "open development model" and nothing more), but I'm idealist
OSS - expert term, non-understandable for normal people
FOSS/FLOSS (free and open source software) - same as above
  
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Default Re: Norway's governement switching to open standards - 29-06-2005

There is a project here in Brazil to exchange all government Windows machines to Linux, to save the licensing money. I think it's on the congress... somewhere.



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Default Re: Norway's governement switching to open standards - 08-07-2005

The ability to miss the point is phenomenal for some, look at that: http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...5465_tc121.htm

It's somehow related to the thread (as the guy explains the implications of large networks switching to open source), so I posted it here instead of creating a new one. For me, it's people like him who ruined Linux.



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Default Re: Norway's governement switching to open standards - 09-07-2005

1) For his logic, I'm very surprised to see quite a lot of software are gratis - this includes many proprietary programs.

Actually many people are going to work for no charge - just like who are making bots or MODs here However I don't think many people will _enjoy_ working in a big company with bureaucracy and takes away all the time and energy for him/her to do something he/she likes.

2) However this is still not the point - no one says free/"open-source" software must be "free" in price. You can make money - but only in a moral and non-obstructism way. And software at zero price are also _not_ all free software. Free software can be commercial and non-commercial software can also be proprietary. They are not related.

3) What's more, he's saying "open source" all the time, which only refer to an "bazaar development model" whose purpose is just making (technically) better software and nothing else. Maybe for him money is _much_ more important than a program which is technically more advanced but will bring him less money
  
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Default Re: Norway's governement switching to open standards - 09-07-2005

looks like money _is_ important for him indeed



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