For lack of knowledge is a tool

Hello,

Something i have found when introducing free and open source software to people is that;

  1. They think the fedora logo looks like the Facebook logo.
  2. They don’t know that some of their favourite programs are open-source.

Open source software is found on pretty much everybody’s computer. Even on the least technical person. But what shocks me is that they don’t know that Firefox is open-source.

This lack of knowledge is what you can leverage if you are promoting FOSS projects like fedora.

Questions like “free, made by the community. Doesnt that just mean poor people software?” are easily shot away with “Do you use firefox?” (nods) “Well thats a free, open-source program.”

Programs like Audacity, GIMP, Inkscape and to a lesser extent Paint.net and handbrake are ways to show that Open-source is the way to go.

People are using Open programs more and more that people not finding their favourite program on fedora (or other Linux distributions) is hardly a problem any longer, and for this to be the case, I believe we have reached a great milestone as a wider open-source community.

I hope you enjoyed this post,

Luke Martinez

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About asmartgoat

I am a 15 year old Fedora Ambassador, The youngest yet!
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