[Marxism] All free software is not always a cheat!
marlass_ag at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 19 00:34:16 MDT 2006
Free software is not always a cheat !
There are several individuals and academics
working around the world creating software and
making it freely accessible to public online.
Yes, there are Information Technology sharks who
wish to monopolize the information generated
around the world with their commercial
software. Micro soft Windows is a typical example
There is an international body of publicly
conscious computer guys working with the logo all
software generated should be freely accessible to
public on the net. Take Linux, a free Unix-type
operating system (originally created by Linus Torvalds
with the assistance of developers around the world) ,
a better one than Windows operating system, freely
accessible to all users.
In Bioinformatics we create a bunch of software
tools regularly, but some of us decided to keep
it freely accessible to all academics &
researchers working in public sector. Free software
helps in saving resources in public sector
research and helps to sustain research in health
care & drug design. Ofcourse there are pit falls
with free software. They can not be tested
vigorously as compared to commercial software. Yet
we try to get them beta tested seeking help from
volunteers around the world. So lets not make a
sweeping statement All free software is always a
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