Article: The 6 Best Open-Source Apps for Windows

Free, Libre, Open Software, Open Source

The 6 Best Open-Source Apps for Windows

Looking for free open-source apps for Windows? Here are some of the best software you can install. Open-source apps provide an alternative to pricey and often insecure commercial software. There are a ton of incredible free, open-source apps on Windows that can make your experience on the platform much better.

Open-Source apps are programs that you can run, modify, and re-distribute without worrying about licenses. Essentially, such apps are public domain programs, and everyone has access to their source code.

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Article: Once the Big Tech Battler, Open Source Is Now Big Tech’s Battleground

History, Open Data, Open Source

Once the Big Tech Battler, Open Source Is Now Big Tech’s Battleground

Roughly 30 years later, open source did not lay the tech giants low, as they feared. It played out that way because, after seeing what open source could do, rather than distancing themselves from it, many traditional tech powers lined up to grab a piece of the open-source pie. The cozying up didn’t happen all at once, but brick by brick, open source rose from a foundation to a towering evidence.

So why am I discussing this now? Not to dispense an open-source history lesson — there are plenty of those — but to discern the locus open source has reached, and extrapolate its trajectory from here, in light of recent indicative developments.

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