At the heart of the Global Learning XPRIZE is Open Source; the entire prize is an investment in an Open Source educational foundation that will teach hundreds of millions to read, write, and perform arithmetic. I interviewed Linux creator Linus Torvalds, where he talked about the importance of openness - Linus Torvalds on Open Source Code - go and support the Global Learning XPRIZE campaign at http://igg.me/at/learningxprize #learningprize
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- Abdulaziz Abdulaziz 1234567890Oct 9, 2014
- Thanks Linus for your contribution to humanity!Oct 9, 2014
- . Great job. You've managed to do your first post on youtube, writing your name. Next step, try any computer language and display "hello, world !"...Oct 9, 2014
- Knowing that Linus has some Demosceneish background. (Even Linux was supposed to be called Freax (you know there is a book about Demoscene called by the same name)). I conclude Linux being kind of a more mainstream Demoscene. What makes them common and awesome is the gorgeous community. :DOct 9, 2014
- Did he already get the nobel prize?Oct 9, 2014
- It's amazing how much Torvalds' sentiments about the advantages of Open Source parallel Richard M. Stallman's sentiments in regards to Free Software. But then it should, I suppose.
Open Source is Free Software slightly watered down and relabeled to make it palatable to business. That's not me saying that, by the way. It's a slight paraphrase of how Bruce Perens and Eric S. Raymond described the origin of the Open Source movement in the documentary RevolutionOS.
Nothing against what Linus Torvalds is saying. I just think it's important to remember that Open Source Software is a compromise, while Free Software is the original. Torvalds used Free Software to write the Linux kernel (gcc, gdb, etc.) and used a Free Software license to release it (the GNU General Public License). He mentions "choosing Open Source" in university. He chose Free Software. The term Open Source was invented years later, and Torvalds chose to move in that direction.
Since Torvalds' contribution of a kernel completed a GNU ecosystem, and he used so many GNU contributions in making and releasing it, I suppose Stallman would be one of the giants whose shoulders Torvalds mentions standing on.
Linus Torvalds deserves a great deal of praise for his contributions, and gets it. Some who deserve praise aren't as lucky, it seems.Oct 9, 2014
- I don't think anybody ignores the contributions RMS has made to free software as well.....RMS software concepts are more ideal, and open source are more practical. And I think linus chooses to be more practical ...also remember that who keep him fat is red hat, and red hat was one of the first inventor of open source. I like RMS a lot, even though some of his free software concepts seem too radical to me, but he is the father of this movement, and for that he should get a Nobel price. Oct 9, 2014
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