7 Reasons Why Free Software Is Losing Influence
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 22, 2011
Why are free software ideals less popular than they were five years ago? The answer's complicated and perhaps a bit controversial.
Tags: open source, Linux, free software, FOSS, GNU, Richard Stallman
Who Will Lead Free Software in the Future?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 27, 2011
After Richard Stallman, three individuals appear the most likely candidates.
Tags: Linux, free software, FSF, Linus Torvalds
Tech Pundits Surrender: The Retreat from Free Software and Open Standards
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 05, 2011
Tech pundits galore are claiming that proprietary software choices are all that users will ever need. Really?
Tags: open source, Linux, free software
Top 50 Portable Open Source Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2011
Open source apps that run from portable devices -- a thumb drive, CD, DVD, portable hard drive -- without needing to be installed on your hard drive.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux downloads, free software, file management
50 Free iPad Apps for Business Users
By Troy Dreier | Article Published January 31, 2011
Free iPad apps for productivity, remote access, information management and more.
Tags: iPad, iPad apps, apps, free software, business software
Eight Completely Free Linux Distros (And One More)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 25, 2011
Linux distributions that are completely free of proprietary software are a true rarity.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Debian, free software, FOSS
9 Linux Desktops for Netbooks
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 02, 2010
Netbooks have substantially expanded the options for Linux desktops.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, free software, netbooks
Aerodynamic Elephants and Free Software Without Freedom
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 10, 2010
A response to those critics who suggest that open source software needs to become more like proprietary software.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, free software
58 Open Source Replacements for Commercial Communications Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 20, 2010
Open source downloads for desktop publishing, email, IM, speech, file transfer, and many other tasks.
Tags: open source, Linux, open source tools, free software, Email management
Microsoft Rewrites Software Licenses for NGOs, Advocacy Groups
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 14, 2010
Following reports that Russian authorities have been using piracy charges to go after charities and outspoken advocacy groups, the software giant says it will rewrite the rules to stop government abuse.
Tags: Microsoft, software licenses, privacy, piracy, free software
50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 22, 2010
Open source educational software is rapidly gaining adoption in a wide array of teaching environments.
Tags: open source, open source tools, free software, education, download apps
FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 30, 2010
FOSS, free and open source software, is a force for innovation and change that is revolutionizing the software industry.
Tags: open source, Linux, free software, FOSS, open source software
Why FOSS Matters to Me (But Maybe Not to You)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 10, 2009
A longtime advocate of free and open source software ponders why others don't share his passion.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, free software, FOSS, OS X
Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 16, 2009
A political party that advocates for the free and open source software community has become the third largest Swedish party.
Tags: open source, software, free software, Copyright
Let's Move FOSS to Its Logical Conclusion
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 23, 2008
Its time for GNU/Linux supporters include the businesses that profit from it to develop a full ecosystem of non-proprietary software.
Tags: Google, wireless, free software, policy, VMware