LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-13-2017, 11:23 AM   #1
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Your opinion about free and open source software


Hi Guys...
I am presently doing a research as a part of a course at Indian Institute of Public Administration on 'Open Source Software'. I would request you to kindly spare some time and give your valuable inputs and views by taking a small survey on free and open source software, which is purely for academic purpose. Request you to kindly participate in it and mark your response.

Please enter your response at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...-IE9A/viewform

Thanks & regards
Sameer Gupta

Last edited by sameergupta; 02-18-2017 at 01:25 PM. Reason: missed the 'free' word initially
 
Old 02-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
TB0ne
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Distribution: SuSE, RedHat, Slack,CentOS
Posts: 23,960

Rep: Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032Reputation: 7032
Quote:
Originally Posted by sameergupta View Post
Hi Guys...
I am presently doing a research as a part of a course at Indian Institute of Public Administration on 'Open Source Software'. I would request you to kindly spare some time and give your valuable inputs and views by taking a small survey which is purely for academic purpose. Request you to kindly participate in it and mark your response.

Please enter your response at:

Thanks & regards
Sameer Gupta
No thanks.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 06:07 AM   #3
aragorn2101
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Location: Mauritius
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 553

Rep: Reputation: 277Reputation: 277Reputation: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by sameergupta View Post
Hi Guys...
I am presently doing a research as a part of a course at Indian Institute of Public Administration on 'Open Source Software'. I would request you to kindly spare some time and give your valuable inputs and views by taking a small survey which is purely for academic purpose. Request you to kindly participate in it and mark your response.

Please enter your response at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...-IE9A/viewform

Thanks & regards
Sameer Gupta
Since you asked very kindly, I took the survey. In my opinion it's a nice way to promote Open Source. I wish this helps in India, a country which I think can benefit a lot from Open Source software.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-14-2017, 10:41 PM   #4
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by aragorn2101 View Post
Since you asked very kindly, I took the survey. In my opinion it's a nice way to promote Open Source. I wish this helps in India, a country which I think can benefit a lot from Open Source software.
Thanks a lot for your response and indeed I agree with your views...
 
Old 02-14-2017, 11:32 PM   #5
ardvark71
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: USA
Distribution: Lubuntu 14.04, Windows Vista
Posts: 6,277
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841
Quote:
Originally Posted by sameergupta View Post
Hi Guys...
I am presently doing a research as a part of a course at Indian Institute of Public Administration on 'Open Source Software'. I would request you to kindly spare some time and give your valuable inputs and views by taking a small survey which is purely for academic purpose. Request you to kindly participate in it and mark your response.

Please enter your response at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...-IE9A/viewform

Thanks & regards
Sameer Gupta
Hi Sameer, welcome to the forum

I just completed your survey and would agree with aragorn2101 with respect to Open Source software benefiting countries like India.

Regards...
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-15-2017, 04:07 AM   #6
fido_dogstoyevsky
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: Victoria, Australia
Distribution: Slackware 14.2
Posts: 437
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512Reputation: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by sameergupta View Post
Hi Guys...
I am presently doing a research as a part of a course...
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've completed the survey, hopefully it will help spread the use of open source software. As well as your work.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #7
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by aragorn2101 View Post
Since you asked very kindly, I took the survey. In my opinion it's a nice way to promote Open Source. I wish this helps in India, a country which I think can benefit a lot from Open Source software.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardvark71 View Post
Hi Sameer, welcome to the forum

I just completed your survey and would agree with aragorn2101 with respect to Open Source software benefiting countries like India.

Regards...
Thanks you very much for sparing your precious time and for your kind words...
 
Old 02-15-2017, 12:41 PM   #8
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by fido_dogstoyevsky View Post
Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've completed the survey, hopefully it will help spread the use of open source software. As well as your work.
Thanks a lot for completing the survey and for your wishes...
 
Old 02-15-2017, 02:11 PM   #9
ardvark71
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: USA
Distribution: Lubuntu 14.04, Windows Vista
Posts: 6,277
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841
Quote:
Originally Posted by sameergupta View Post
Thanks you very much for sparing your precious time and for your kind words...
You're welcome

Regards...
 
Old 02-15-2017, 02:24 PM   #10
r3sistance
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Distribution: CentOS 6/7
Posts: 1,375

Rep: Reputation: 217Reputation: 217Reputation: 217
I see nothing on there of any particular concern, so filled it in.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 11:57 PM   #11
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by r3sistance View Post
I see nothing on there of any particular concern, so filled it in.
Thanks for your response...
 
Old 02-16-2017, 08:12 AM   #12
Turbocapitalist
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Linux Mint, Devuan, OpenBSD
Posts: 5,690
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920Reputation: 2920
I too filled it out but notice that it uses the phrase "open source" exclusively. That specific name was coined in the late 1990's, specifically 1998 by Perens and ESR and co, while the term Free Software has been around since the early 1980's and before that it was simply called "software". In the old days a while before Free Software and the GNU Manifesto, it simply went without saying that the source is available. If it wasn't, then you could always ask the author and they'd provide it. So this proprietary software *!@#$%^& is really the new kid on the block.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-16-2017, 09:38 PM   #13
sameergupta
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2017
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbocapitalist View Post
I too filled it out but notice that it uses the phrase "open source" exclusively. That specific name was coined in the late 1990's, specifically 1998 by Perens and ESR and co, while the term Free Software has been around since the early 1980's and before that it was simply called "software". In the old days a while before Free Software and the GNU Manifesto, it simply went without saying that the source is available. If it wasn't, then you could always ask the author and they'd provide it. So this proprietary software *!@#$%^& is really the new kid on the block.
You are right Turbocapitalist...I fully agree with your views...general public is not concerned with this subtle difference between 'Free' and 'Open' software...My interaction with them so far has found that people like FOSS as more acceptable term rather than exclusive terms like Free or Open software...anyways very good input for me...this will definitely help in my research work and I would cover this differentiation between two in detail when I write my thesis...Thanks for taking the survey and sparing your valuable time...
 
Old 02-16-2017, 09:47 PM   #14
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu MATE, Mageia, and whatever VMs I happen to be playing with
Posts: 17,525
Blog Entries: 28

Rep: Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451Reputation: 5451
I took the survey last night. I have no issues with it.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-16-2017, 10:51 PM   #15
astrogeek
Moderator
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Slackware [64]-X.{0|1|2|37|-current} ::12<=X<=14, FreeBSD_12{.0|.1}
Posts: 5,662
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706Reputation: 3706
I have not taken the survey, but was happy to see the important difference between Open Source©®™ and FREE Software pointed out.

As you are doing research on the topic I would like to direct you to an excellent article by RMS which states the importance of FREE Software as contrasted with open source.

Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software

You should also search LQ where you will find posts and articles such as this, New article by RMS, "Applying the Free Software Criteria".

And of course, visit the Free Software Foundation online for many excellent resources!

The social and ideological importance of FREE Software is largely hidden by market friendly terms like Open Source©®™. I encourage you to learn the difference and help others to become aware of the important principles of FREE Software!
 
2 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Opinion: Antitrust complaint against Android is an attack on open source LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-12-2013 07:01 AM
LXer: My opinion on OpenSolaris, Oracle and all open source Sun software LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-16-2010 04:40 PM
LXer: Opinion: Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-03-2009 04:20 AM
LXer: Opinion: The Best Open Source Business Models LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-10-2007 11:11 PM
Opinion: Why open source? kodiakmook Linux - General 5 04-22-2002 07:28 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration