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Author Couros, Alec
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract To have written ‘comprehensively ’ on any subject is difficult with or without limits. Similarly, to write comprehensive papers regarding such complex and diverse topics as I have before me, and to limit myself to 20 pages per topic, is certainly a formidable task. Obviously, I have had to make choices on what content I should include, and what I should not. And these choices were never easy. However, I am hoping that these essays will serve as a launching point into describing what I know now, and what I hope to learn in the future. The state of the open source movement and the activities that arise from it have shifted and continue to shift before me as I write these essays. While these ideas seem to be constantly reshaping, they are no less interesting to me than they were at the beginning of this journey. The open source movement has become more than just a better way of writing software. The open source movement can be seen as a culture, an ideology and a better way for humans to work together on shared pursuits. re: Format This entire paper was written using open source and free software. Open Office Write (part of the Open Office Suite) was used as an alternative word processor to Microsoft Word. LaTex was used as the typesetting tool for the purpose of transforming the raw, unformatted document into a consistent format and in converting the finished text into PDF form. Additionally, open source tools are being used to serve this document to an online audience at
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study