For the GNU perspective on many of the
issues mentioned here refer to
This article, titled Why ``Free Software'' is better than
``Open Source'' is written by Richard Stallman and is an
essential read on the topic. It explains why the use of the term
``Open Source'' is not strong enough in the context of ``Free
Freshmeat (http://freshmeat.net/) is an
index of a large collection of GNU/Linux packages with up-to-date
information on their status and links to their home pages and
related locations. The index can be searched or browsed. Most of the
GNU/Linux tools are included.
Gnome (http://gnome.org/) is the framework
and associated toolkit used by many of the graphical applications
introduced in this book. The Gnome web site includes a list of many
of the major Gnome applications.
Linux Today (http://linuxtoday.org/)
is a news service providing updates on developments related to
GNU/Linux. It has a good selection of articles usually updated
several times a day, and does not overwhelm the reader with news.
Summaries are presented with links to slightly more detailed
summaries, with links to the complete articles, wherever they
appear on the Internet. Slashdot (http://slashdot.org/) is
another news service with a Linux bent.
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