"Free Software" tag

A Peek Into Some Android Apps

The world is changing everyday and so are our technology aspirations. The app development is the most competitive arena of the tech world wherein everybody wants to lead. Everyday hundreds of apps are…

A Peek into Open Source Licences

Open source is the mantra of today’s tech world. While it is being used in that personal computer sitting on your desk, it is also being used in the computing systems in NASA’s…

Internationalisation and localisation

Localisation: An Introduction

This article is aimed at language computing enthusiasts interested in using computing devices in their native language, developers interested in supporting localisation, linguists interested in understanding translation issues, and business managers exploring the…

Richard M. Stallman

An Interview with Richard Stallman on Freedom, Android, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs…

Any government that tells people to teach proprietary software is essentially delivering the country into the hands of a company. Before you even speak a word before RMS (as Richard M Stallman is…

How to become a hacker!

Hackers and the Open Source Revolution

This piece corrects the confusion created by mainstream media between “hacker” and “cracker”. It also considers the history, nature, attributes, ethics and attire of hackers, plus more. Interested in being one yourself, or…

FOSS for cooperatives

Proprietary Solutions Can’t Milk Money from these Cooperatives!

The dairy cooperative societies in Kerala are gradually switching to open source in an attempt to cut costs and stay secure. While people are still contemplating whether to use open source in their…

Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader

An Interview with Fedora Project Leader Jared Smith

John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, once said,  “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Jared Smith,…

Get in the ring!

Locking Horns: Fedora 15 ‘Lovelock’ v/s Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’

The two titans of the free software operating system arena, Fedora and Ubuntu, usually time their distribution releases a few days apart. This makes the competition between the two fiercer than it would…

The trio who cooked up their own edu video repository

NIT-C Students Use PostgreSQL to Design Their Own Video Repository

The students of NIT-C, who were one of the winners of the EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL contest, share with the LINUX For You team how they created an internal database of MIT and IIT video…

Building the Cloud

Building the Cloud with Open Source and Open Standards

Open source software and standards are not just beneficial, but highly essential for a heterogeneous, shared and scalable environment such as the “cloud”. What’s more, the community has promptly readied the tools needed…

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