Article: Free And Open-Source Software (FOSS) – Everything You Need To Know

Open Source, Operating Systems, Software

Free And Open-Source Software (FOSS) – Everything You Need To Know

A year later, FOSS came into the limelight based on four freedoms. The four freedoms of free software were established solely as a result of the free software movement, and they denote what exactly constitutes free software.

Here are the freedoms;

  • Freedom 0 – this is the freedom that allows you to use the program for any purpose; you simply run it as you wish.
  • Freedom 1 – it is the freedom to accessing the code. It means that you can study how the program works. Interestingly, you have the freedom to change it to do your computing just as you wish.
  • Freedom 2 – this is the freedom to redistribute the copies to others to help them.
  • Freedom 3 – it’s the freedom to distribute your copies of modified versions to others. That way, you give the entire community the chance to benefit from the changes you made. A precondition for this is accessing the source code.

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Article: What is bitcoin? Why the digital currency became popular

Crypto

What is bitcoin? Why the digital currency became popularWhat is bitcoin? Why the digital currency became popular

BITCOIN ($ BTC) had its origin as open source software (Open Source), presented by “Satoshi Nakamoto”, alias of a programmer or group of programmers whose motivation for its development was the economic crisis of 2008 – 2009, specifically the decision to print money for the rescue of banks after the credit and stock market crisis of the real estate bubble.

Bitcoin is known as the first cryptocurrency of the more than 2,000 that exist today, independent of any government authority (decentralization), its production is completely digital, subject to an issuance limited to 21 million Bitcoins .

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