Open Education/Software

From WikiEducator

Jump to:navigation, search


Contents

Free Software?

“It's Free Software and it gives you freedom!”
Gnu and Tux

Software Freedom

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (access to the source code is a precondition for this)
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. Access to the source code is a precondition for this
  • Free software saves money, is easy to use and can keep older computers running longer
  • Invite GNU and Tux to come and live at your school, house or business by installing a free operating system on old or new computers - it's easy - anyone can do it!


Case Studies

Ubuntu

  • Mark's Shuttleworth's UK based company Canonical sponsors the development of the Ubuntu computer operating system
  • Ubuntu uses GNU/Linux as its base
  • Ubuntu was based on an earlier GNU/Linux operating system called Debian
Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'.

Software with a humanitarian philosophy.

See Also

Create a book
Bookmark and Share