Everyone knows that Linux is the greatest open-source operating system that take on the almighty Microsoft. But do many really understand why the open source movement want to revamp the computing industry and promote the use of free software ?
Open source is more than just bucks and bugs that it seek to eliminate. It is guided by philosophy that reshapes the future of computing, which bestow power to the users and developers alike. This essentially provide the freedom to use and the freedom to innovate software within a collaborative ecosystem.
So why should one be interested in the history of Linux and the open source movement ? Because only by understand the history and motivation behind these can the world seek to promote the use of open source system, to understand its impact on individual and business, and most importantly, to recognize that open source is here to stay. Beside, the business can continuously explore ways to reduce cost and pursue economic benefit through using open source software.
Revolution OS (85min)
In this video, all these are unveiled through series of interviews conducted on the central figures that champion the open source movement including Richard Stallman that inspire the open source movement, and Linus Torvalds who initiate the Linux development.
Stallman interview on free software