Open Source Software

Last seesion of the day, and I’m in the one for cheapskates people who like free software. Not just free, but created by everyone for everyone. Yeah, saving money is a big plus, but in many cases open source software has better features and fewer bugs. Everybody wins … unless you sell software rather than services.

He’s going over the history of open source, starting with IBM. Some of this I knew, most of it I didn’t.

Just took the presenter’s (Matt Burkhardt‘s) picture, and got a nice reaction from him in the process.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, his presentation was created in OpenOffice using a computer running Linux. Sweet.

Still going through the history lessons, but now we’re getting to things I remember, rather than having just learne about. Ah, nostalgia.

Linked in uses software from the 80s.

Roundabout story that lead to a tale of “crowdsourcing,” or having many people help a little bit to achieve an amazing goal.

More and more stories … hoping for some software choices soon.

Ask and ye shall receive. MozillaRed HatMySQLTrolltech… and more. Now he’s going through project names quite fast. This is a broad overview.

Ubuntu Linux.

“Software as a Service” It’s not important what’s important on your hard drive, it matters what’s online. “Thin clients,” I’ve heard them called.

Answering questions from the audience – good questions.