What is open source?

The term "open source" refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, "open source" designates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, … Continue reading What is open source?

What is Linux and how does Linux differ from other operating systems?

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. For the purposes of this page, we use the term “Linux” to refer to the Linux … Continue reading What is Linux and how does Linux differ from other operating systems?