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Open Source History: Why Didn't BSD Beat Out GNU and Linux?

If you use a free and open source operating system, it's almost certainly based on the Linux kernel and GNU software. But these were not the first freely redistributable platforms, nor were they the most professional or widely commercialized.

Nine Funny Quotes about Free and Open Source Software

Open source programmers are celebrated for the software they create. But they don't often get the credit they deserve for one trait: Being funny. With that in mind, here's a list of some of the more entertaining statements made by members of the free and open source software community.

Open source legend Richard Stallman

What the Hack? Tracing the Origins of Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic

What inspires open source programmers, defines their culture and sets the open source world apart from that of proprietary software development? That's an important question for understanding what drives the creation of monumental platforms such as Linux, OpenStack and Hadoop.

How Linux Conquered the Data Center

Some of the people who worked to create the original Linux operating system kernel remember this time with almost crystal clarity, as though a bright flashbulb indelibly etched its image on the canvasses of their minds.

Five Ways Open Source Software Can Benefit MSPs

Five Ways Open Source Software Can Benefit MSPs

Open source software means programs whose source code is freely shared and can be viewed by anyone. Access to source code facilitates modification of the programs and provides users with other freedoms not available from closed-source software.