Socialism and Communism have a lot in common, both ideologies aim to bring an equilibrium and welfare in the society by removing the income inequality between the rich and the poor. However, how they both go about doing their business is what makes the difference between sky and earth. Whilst Communism does advocate the use of force to achieve its aim, Socialism does not and that’s the major difference of spirit between them. If you remove this force element, you’ll in fact find that they are both pretty much the same thing with only technical differences here and there. (more…)
What distinguishes GPL from other freedom licenses is their premise:
Not even a month has been passed since Microsoft gave a big surprise to the world at large and the open source community by acquiring Github Inc. a few days ago, and there has been another acquisition yesterday. This time, Twitter Inc. bought the well known online service Smyte. Smyte was an online provider of anti-abuse technology services, i.e. things like AI algorithms for identifying online trolling, etc. Many customers were totally dependent on this provider’s API which suddenly disappeared off the radar after Twitter Inc. acquired them yesterday. (more…)
After Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Github, a mass exodus has kind of begun and many small and large projects are moving their code bases to the much hyped Gitlab in a hurry, and these include both open and closed source projects. However, before migrating to Gitlab, they should take a pause and learn something about Gitlab and consider evaluating other alternatives too. (more…)
The other day, I was listening to this Linux Unplugged podcast when I realized to what extent we have been locked in by the so-called “platforms” already.
Only few days ago, Google started blocking some of Amazon’s videos on Youtube only because Amazon refused to sell Nest Cams and Chromecasts on their website among other things. (more…)