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commodore
November 12th, 2006, 05:24 PM
We have to write some stuff in school and we can choose the topic ourself. I included open source in my topic (there's other stuff too). Our teacher says we have to collect information (I know everything I'm going to write about but the teacher's word is the command :D). If anyone knows any good articles on open source or open content in the web, please give me a link.

daller
November 12th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Try: http://www.gnu.org/

It'll take you a long part of the way!

TheWizzard
November 12th, 2006, 05:53 PM
there's a lot of information in wikipedia.
some links i like:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Windows_and_Linux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/articles/print/2160505
http://en.jakilinux.org/gnu/10-reasons-to-dump-windows-part-i/
http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/

commodore
November 12th, 2006, 06:11 PM
Lol TheWizzard I'm not going to write about why Windows sucks and Linux rules :D.

shining
November 12th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Lol TheWizzard I'm not going to write about why Windows sucks and Linux rules :D.

What's the difference?

Klaidas
November 12th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Lol TheWizzard I'm not going to write about why Windows sucks and Linux rules :D.

Good for you. If I was a teacher, I wouldn't want any zealotism :)

IYY
November 12th, 2006, 07:08 PM
If multimedia sources are ok (in some of my highschool projects it was even required), you should go on Google Video and search for Richard Stallman. He gives very interesting, long and informative speeches, even if you don't agree with him 100%.

blueturtl
November 12th, 2006, 08:32 PM
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/future.htm

TheWizzard
November 13th, 2006, 07:53 AM
Lol TheWizzard I'm not going to write about why Windows sucks and Linux rules :D.

that's not exactly what i inteded with the links. but the windows vs linux examples show lots of the issues regarding open source. like:
- software is often in 0.x version
- lots of choice

you can also use the IE vs firefox for an example.

TheWizzard
November 13th, 2006, 07:58 AM
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/future.htm

cool link, but i don't agree with the science analogy.
in science you actually transmit the rights of your writings to journals. it leaves the scientists without rights on their own publications.
moreover, scientific journals are quite expensive...

DouglasAWh
November 5th, 2007, 05:09 AM
cool link, but i don't agree with the science analogy.
in science you actually transmit the rights of your writings to journals. it leaves the scientists without rights on their own publications.
moreover, scientific journals are quite expensive...

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