Red Hat founder (and Hamilton Tiger Cats owner) Bob Young speaks out against Canadian copyright reform as part of the CSIA launch.
Red Hat Founder Speaks Out Against Copyright Reform
June 6, 2008
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FREE YOUR OS
Of course he is against it , the adoption rate of linux as a percentage is higher here. WHY? Cause we used to be anyhow more shall i use the pun Tech Savvy.
Having a competitive edge in business markets requires some forward thinking such as ones use of FOSS or OSS.
FOSS = free as in beer and open source
OSS = open source but not totally free.
If one were to free the govt model from MS XP.
What would we really save. 100-200$ per gov’t computer.
Free as in free speech
Free software – Software that manumits its licensees – recursively
Open Source – Software whose license facilitates open/visible/public collaborative development
Not much difference really apart from motivation/philosophy.
If you want a license that attempts to assure that the software is free of charge to its users then check out Affero/AGPL.