Tag Archives: software

Some challenges for open source software deployment in Nigeria.

Free and Open-source Software (FOSS) is a very important aspect of technological development all over the world. And I have written on how FOSS can be of socio-economic benefit to the country and continent at large. When there is a proliferation of software solutions and frameworks that can easily and quickly deployed with no (or… Read More »

VMware Joins Linux Foundation

There is good news for the Linux community. The big virtual emulator software giant – VMware – has joined the Linux Foundation as gold member. The Gold member status is the second in tier of membership at Linux Foundation. Many of you that do operating system installation virtualization would no doubt understand what role vmware plays… Read More »

Surf the Internet Safely using Tor

By | February 20, 2017

With the internet super-highway becoming filled with every dick and harry (including the ones that intend to cause harm to others), there is need for privacy and anonymity to be on the front burner of any user. In this post I’d be talking about about how to remain anonymous and maximize your privacy as you… Read More »

What I expect in Desktop Linux/FOSS this 2017

By | February 14, 2017

Linux (and FOSS) has gone beyond just an avenue to have a low-cost alternative to expensive proprietary operating system and software. Nobody (or maybe few people) would have expected that Linux would become relevant as it is right now in the tech world. There have been in recent years the warm embrace of Linux and… Read More »

HOW PATENTS HINDER INNOVATION

By | February 6, 2017

I have always wanted to do a write-up on software patenting and how it relates to free and open source software (which I’d still very do). But I saw a very beautiful infographic on the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) website that beautifully outlines the unreasonableness of some certain patents (particularly software patents) and how they… Read More »

Who Contributes to the Linux Kernel?

By | February 5, 2017

The Linux kernel is an enormous open source project that has been in development for more than 25 years. While many people tend to think of open source projects as being developed by passionate volunteers, the Linux kernel is mostly developed by people who are paid by their employers to contribute. According to The Linux… Read More »

Everybody does not have to be a programmer to use open source software, but…

By | February 2, 2017

One of the prides of the free and open source software development model has been the ability of individuals to modify software as a result of the availability if the source code of such software. This has led to many wonderful benefits in the FOSS community. It has reduced the development time of large and… Read More »

The shape of open source

By | January 27, 2017

At its core, open source is about collaboration. Whether it’s version control, licenses, or issue trackers—everything exists to support people working with each other. Open source embodies a model for people to work together, building something greater than they can create on their own. Open source projects on GitHub come in all shapes and sizes,… Read More »

How safe is a Personal Packaging Archive(PPA)?

By | January 20, 2017

  Ubuntu is very software rich. That is, there’re a lot of applications that can easily be installed from the “official” Ubuntu Software Centre. But there are some applications that can only be obtained by adding a PPA to your Linux system. Then the question that should lurk in the minds of a user considering… Read More »