Posted on September 19, 2015
According to the official website, Software Freedom Day is a yearly celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We are encouraged to use FOSS for our educational, business, and entertainment needs.
The word "Free" in FOSS refers to "freedom" rather than no-cost, but a LOT of apps and software are, in fact, no cost!
- I use Open Office instead of Microsoft Word or other costly word processor / spreadsheet programs. It's powerful, easy to use...and free!
- There are many free apps for kids – and the University of Redlands shares some of the best!
- The internet has so many resources – including Open Ed resources!
- I'm sure you have heard that many colleges now offer free online courses and OpenCourseWare. Check out this list for some examples...
If you have been wondering, as I have, how the creators of free apps and FOSS make money, check out this article on free apps and this article on FOSS.
Find out more about Software Freedom Day on last year's post.
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