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Discussion on: Working in Public: how can we solve the problems of open source?

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Sriram Ramkrishna

Being part of a free software project for 20+ years and close to that enthusiast crowd who use Linux on their desktop - the challenges are interesting and take on another dimension when working at the consumer level.

Great post - thanks for sharing.

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Emma Goto 🍙 Author

Thank you! To be honest I wasn't really aware of that distinction between free software vs open source - something I need to read up on.

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Sriram Ramkrishna

The difference is open source is a software development model that has a social contract with the community to socialize the cost of development by being more open through an open source license.

Free Software is a social movement that believes that the source code should be available to all - based on the 4 freedoms:

I used to ask this as an interview question :D