FOSS Advocacy and Software Problems


Generally software needs our help very very badly. Specifically I advocate for Free and Open Source Software here by linking to sites and documents I support.

"Because I want to live in a world where software doesn't suck."
-ESR paraphrased

Free Software:
Free Software Foundation
"Free as in Freedom"
Note: I am a member of FSF.

Open Source Software:
[OpenSource Initiative]
"Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program."

"When you want to know more but don't know where to look."
Note: I am known at Groklaw by my "usual handle" Aladdin Sane, and as uid=6141.

[EFF Blue Ribbon Campaign]
Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!
Campaign for Audiovisual Free Expression
Note: I am a member of EFF.

Creative Commons:
[Creative Commons]
"Creative Commons is a nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work."

Women and FOSS:
Debian Women
HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

USL (and AT&T and Novell) v UC (and BSDi):
"Consequently, I find that Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate a likelihood that it can successfully defend its copyright in 32V. Plaintiff's claims of copyright violations are not a basis for injunctive relief."

"And so the bullying by secrecy is over."
"USL agrees that it shall take no action based on the use or distribution by any person of material contained in the Unrestricted Files."

"The book, Almost Perfect, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation…"

"The Man Who Could Have Been Bill Gates"
"…book says Gates got the rewards due Gary Kildall."

© 1998-2005 Argo Labs, © 1998 Jason Mack