Closed-source software vs. free open source software

torres598's version from 2016-05-25 14:47


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What is GNU/linux?The program in a Unix-like system that allocates machine resources and talks to the hardware is called the “kernel”. GNU is typically used with a kernel called Linux. This combination is the GNU/Linux operating system. GNU/Linux is used by millions, though many call it “Linux” by mistake
What is UNIX?Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and others.
What is Huayra?It is a distribution of GNU/Linux operating system developed by ANSES, Argentina, to be used with Conectar Igualdad Educational Programme.
What's the difference between open source and free software?They are different movements which agree on some aspects but focus on different ones.
Who is Richard Stallman?The leader of the Free Software Movement/Philosophy/Foundaation
What is MIT?Massachussets Institute of Technology. The lab where Stallman started working and developing free open source technology.
What does copyleft mean?Copyleft (a play on the word copyright) is the practice of offering people the right to freely distribute copies and modified versions of a work with the stipulation that the same rights be preserved in derivative works down the line
What does creative commons license provide?Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred with the support of Center for the Public Domain. The first article in a general interest publication about Creative Commons, written by Hal Plotkin, was published in February 2002..

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