Adobe's Dreamweaver is widely used by web developers, but it won't suit Linux users or those on tight budgets. Free and open-source (FOSS) alternatives are available, but how do they match up?
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After an absence of four years, Linux Australia's award for outstanding service to the FOSS community is back.
FOSS activist Alex Oliva says GPL Linux is actually open core, which he terms "free bait."
It's not flashy, and it's often more work than fun, but sometimes the best you can do is just keep going, bringing one person at a time out of the darkness of the Microsoft world, and into the light of Linux and FOSS. I've had several successes recently...
Last Saturday I went along to KLUG, my local Linux Users Group, to say hello and to talk about setting a FOSS-based digital arts project, which would double up as a focal point for local FOSS groups, plus it could also facilitate a way of persuading public institutions to use and invest in FOSS.Along the way, I came up with the "3 I's" that impede the take-up of FOSS:1.
There's an opportunity here, I think, for someone to take the lead in a project of significant consequence to scientific computing and therefore, our whole industry.
Indian state Kerala is looking at Open Source software to help improve literacy rates and boost the local economy; in January of this year, another Indian state Tamil Nadu switched over more than 3,000 government desktops to Linux and will not offer Windows unless it's an "absolute necessity".According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software (FOSS) as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.
Linux Australia's immediate past president reckons moderate open source developers are being pushed into "a refugee situation" between the 'free software' and 'commercial' hardliners.Pia Waugh (nee Smith) told delegates to Linux.
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