Paul Sutton

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CyberSecurity part 25

Open Source vs Free Software

There seems to be confusion around the terms Free software and Open Source Software.

To briefly clarify this.

The primary difference is philosophy – The free software movement says we're here doing all this because proprietary software is unethical. Wrong. Unjust.

The open source movement says we're here doing all of this because we can get technically better software.

Free software

Free software, does not simply mean the software is free as in cost, it refers to Free as in Freedom and a free software license such as the GPL [2] grants a user 4 freedoms.

  • Freedom to use for any purpose
  • Freedom to study the software
  • Freedom to modify
  • Freedom to copy and share the software with others

The freesoftware movement is also therefore about philosophy.

References

1 OpenSource.org 2 GNU.org

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LibrePlanet Videos 2022

Following another successful conference, the FSF have now published the videos of the talks in both video and audio only. These can be found here.

Free Software and Hardware

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Libreplanet 2022 Conference 2022 day 2

LibrePlanet 2022

19th & 20th March 2022

The theme for LibrePlanet 2022 is living liberation. All good stuff.

Reflections

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Connect to LiberaChat IRC either through your IRC client or via the web client and then join the following channels.

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Libreplanet 2022 Conference 2022 Starts today

LibrePlanet 2022

19th & 20th March 2022

The theme for LibrePlanet 2022 is living liberation. All good stuff.

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IRC CHANNELS

Connect to LiberaChat IRC either through your IRC client or via the web client and then join the following channels.

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Open Source in Science

This is an interesting podcast from Physics world on how free and open source software is used in Physics.

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#Physics,#FreeSoftware,#OpenSourceSoftware,#Research

Libreplanet 2022 Conference 2022

LibrePlanet 2022

19th & 20th March 2022

The theme for LibrePlanet 2022 is living liberation. All good stuff.

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I love free software day

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February 14th is again the annual I love free software day a chance to celebrate free software.

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This year the fsfe are planning a gaming event with speakers and a chance to play some great games that are released under the gpl.

Game jam will take place on 14th of February 2022 at 18.00-20:00 CET

Please contact the fsfe for more info, you only need to register if you want to take part in the talks, you can still watch the talks and play the games.

Talks will be streamed and the interactive element of this will be via Big Blue Button.

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Decentralization, Free Software, and the Fediverse

Montreal Sauce – Decentralization, Free Software, and the Fediverse

Interview with Sean Tilley.

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Minetest – Minecraft clone

*An open source voxel game engine. Play one of our many games, mod a game to your liking, make your own game, or play on a multiplayer server.

This could be a great way to start programming and collaborating with others, could be something that can be discussed at the Paignton Library STEM group (see links below).

We do have two Raspberry Pi's, which we could install Minetest, Lua along with other related software. We just need people with the right expertise to help, either in person or virtually.

If you do come to the STEM group with the view to doing this then you will need to bring your own Laptop, Raspberry Pi or other device with you. We don't have Minetest installed on the computers at the library.

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Minetest Screenshot

Available for :-

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • GNU/Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonFly BSD
  • Android.

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Learning and Modding

First step with this is probably going to be learning to program in Lua. The following may provide some useful links for this.

Developer Links

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