Monday, June 09, 2008

Freedom or Openness?

I notice even from my previous post, that I use the terms "Open Source" and "Free Software" interchangeably. While I am a very practical person and completely agree with the practicalities of the term Open Source; but when I spent some time thinking of why I started using GNU/Linux as my primary OS in the first place, (I've switched to a Mac now, I know) I wonder if we're fast losing the context and the bigger purpose of having software that allows us to look under the hood. Richard Stallman's been one of my idols for as long as I can remember - I even have a portrait of him in my room!

Being a defaulter myself, I cant be prescriptive about the term to use but if you've been using FOSS, then please do spend some time pondering over the Essential Freedoms.

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