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Some good and some bad news, Free Software vs Open Source, how to put smaller FOSS events together, and more.
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20 years of Open Source
With the 20 year anniversaries of Open Source and the Apache licence, we discuss the differences between Free Software and Open Source.
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Small community events
After FOSS Talk Live, Stuart Langridge wrote a blog post about smaller FOSS events and how there should be more of them. We discuss whether he’s right and if so, how we can make them happen.
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What is the beauty of Linux?
The beauty is that it is a voluntary system. The community comes together to create and support Linux voluntary. People form companies and hire develops etc.
All this without coercion or force – without mandates and compulsion.
re: The UK government is collapsing. This should not be of concern. Government is not a voluntary institution. Once upon a time roaming bandits found it preferable to settle down & tax farm a geographical region. Nothing has changed except better soft power -indoctrination/propaganda/ & the illusion of participation via mob rule (democracy).
Government is the opposite of Linux. Linux is spontaneous order and voluntary co-operation – real community. Government is involuntary association funded by forced payments – the same modus operendi of a Mafia protection racket. Good ideas do not require force.
Hopefully your Brexit does go through. Why would anyway, but someone suffering Stockholm syndrome, want involuntary un-elected rulers divorced from their own locale? Not to mention the EU was a construct of the secretive New World Order Bilderberg group.
Libre and open source is a celebration of decentralised uncoerced co-operation and individual achievement. Anyone who understands this cannot support involuntary organisations based on forced association and funded via theft.
Libre or Liberty = the absence of coercion.
Freedom = choice
The more liberty you have the more freedom can have.
Signing a EULA in the absence of coercion is not a problem. All human interaction should be voluntary. Current laws could be considered coercion however.
Why choose FLOSS?
Why sign a, say, phone contract with a 24 month contract and locked down bootloader for $X when you can get the same deal with no term contract and restrictions for the same price or slightly more?
But it does not matter – as long as there is no coercion. Why rent when you can own? Owning is nice, but renting may be more convenient and applicable.
As long as there is no coercion and you have the freedom to choose your conditions/preferences.
Thanks for another great episode!