This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to be discussing the phrase of “Free As In Freedom, Not Free As In Beer”. Is it okay for developers to charge for their work? Then we’re going to take a look at a new partnership Canonical has with Vodafone. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.
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- 00:00 = Welcome to DL 268
- 00:47 = Community Feedback: Firefox Issues discussed on DL 247
- 09:14 = Firefox Container Tabs!
- 09:47 = How to send in feedback to the show
- 10:08 = Ryan throws back to last week for Michael’s editing notes
- 11:02 = DigitalOcean: App Platform ( https://do.co/tux2022 )
- 12:58 = Discussion: Funding & Contributing to Open Source Software
- 13:07 = “Free as in Freedom Not Free as in Beer”
- 13:54 = Should developers charge for their Open Source software?
- 15:50 = Contributing doesn’t have to include money
- 18:01 = Misconception: “It’s not Open Source if they charge you for it”
- 20:03 = elementary OS “Pay What You Want” Approach
- 22:56 = Is it nagware to repeatedly ask you to buy it or is it just helpful reminders?
- 24:59 = Adding value while respecting the goal of closing the Digital Divide
- 25:54 = Michael’s tangent about not liking the term “Free Software”
- 28:56 = Term Suggestions such as Libre Software
- 31:14 = Quotes from the GNU project about this subject
- 32:00 = DL Patrons help us promote the DLNStore.com
- 32:16 = Discussion Summary
- 34:12 = Bitwarden Password Manager ( https://bitwarden.com/dln )
- 35:48 = News: Canonical’s Anbox Cloud Phone and Vodafone
- 42:51 = Waydroid project
- 44:06 = What if these Anbox Cloud instances got breached?
- 45:58 = The Technologist’s Paradox
- 46:38 = Gaming: Apex Legends on Linux via Steam Proton (video on Steam Deck)
- 52:05 = Software Spotlight: File Shredder
- 55:22 = Tip of the Week: Make it easier to manage your wireless printers
- 58:43 = Linux Events: Virtual and In-Person
- 59:26 = Outro
Truly fantastic thumbnail.
I’m fully onboard the “Lets give devs money” train. They make some amazing stuff, and we really need to make sure they’re supported.
Firefox discussion was able to escape many of little problems that not as good shows often have. One complain I do still have though is how term “politics” is so broad it’s almost meaningless. So when you say you don’t like some of Firefox’s changes or approach to politics, without some specifier, I have no idea what it means.
I wholeheartedly agree in supporting open source financially by everyone who is able, or contributing in some way or other, even if it’s just moral support by expressing appreciation. I think our attitude really should be that we’re part of a community that we are sharing with, not just consumers with an entitlement to anything necessarily, especially given how hard volunteers who may receive no direct payment work on these projects. So, whatever we can put back we should. Just my thoughts.
Glad to hear Mozilla seems back on track.
BTW I’ve heard of this TikTok thing but never been on it. Where’s the show-notes link to @MichaelTunnell 's 4K contributions?
One model I’ve been thinking of for a while but think many won’t agree with is one of building software that isn’t source available to the public, at least initially. Users only get the source code after they “buy” the software and users still get the same “Four Freedoms” as Stallman puts it. But I think it’s an incomplete model and can be something people/companies can build on (i.e. Users also get support for the software they buy). I wonder what others think of this.
With the open source culture we currently have, I’m pretty sure that model is unlikely to succeed but I thought it was just interesting to think about. Maybe in a different timeline/universe where FOSS is sold instead of given for free.
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