zaterdag 4 januari 2014

Revolution OS


2001

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software.

The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has become known as "the Open Source Movement," which is centered on the belief that computer software should be free both in the economic and intellectual senses of the word. Read more.


Related,
- The Code (video) - Documentary
Richard Stallman speech at University of Salento, Italy - 18 Feb. 2011 (video) - Lecture