Since a few month it's relatively easy to offer commercial software through the Ubuntu Software-Center. Why shouldn't this be used to finance open-source projects like the Gimp, Ardour or Openshot and support their development efforts.
Let's Take Brian Lunduke's favorite example: The Gimp. Before I want to make an fundamental assumption: It doesn't conflict with the open-source/free software idea, to sell software, if you publish the source code at the same time.
How could this look like?
For Gimp there are certain plugins, which are not available via the standard package sources and which maintenance is bugging the typical (web-) designer.Read more ...
Steve Jobs - we will always remember 06. October
Dear Steve Jobs,
thank you for the inspiration - as a geek and an entrepreneur.
We will never forget!Read more ...
Help Linux Users Kick Ass 12. July
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Business Model Canvas For Letter and A4 26. February
The Business Model Canvas is a great tool to draft different business models for your business idea. It is an accompanying download to the Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers book by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. The only drawback is, that it's poster sized and not usable as a print out for your notebook.Read more ...
The 7 And A Half Sources Of Innovation 13. February
The 7 Sources of Innovation help you to look systematically for innovative Ideas. It doesn't matter if you
- want to start a new open source project
- are searching for interesting topic for your next thesis
- are looking for innovative business idea or
- you want to put up an effective social project.
It neither doesn't matter, if you are looking for technical or social innovation. The point rather is to find out about demand, feasibility and timing of an innovation.
Ideas are not found by accident
To find new ideas you are normally advised to do some creativity techniques like Brainstorming or you are told to build a product for yourself. Ironically there is many advice to test you idea or business model - finding the idea in the first place is something accidental.Read more ...
|Would he have used Linux? by furibond|
At the moment some people are telling us Linux would have finally lost the battle for the desktop. For justification they claim Windows 7 is overtaking the netbook market. In this essay I will argue, Linux has not lost the desktop market and it should not position itself in the low-end PC market but in the high-end.
Linux can not lose the desktop market.
As I said before, Linux can not be beaten in the market as long there are curious programmers all over the world contributing to Free Software. For the success of Free Software it is not important how many people are using it. It is important how many people are contributing to Free Software. This argument stays true for big projects, like Gnome and KDE, and for all the small projects, like Scribes, Impressive, Gnome-Do, etc., that make Open Source Software so exciting.Read more ...
Wine for Ubuntu Users 27. July
A few days ago I spotted a wine for Ubuntu users. Unfortunately the shop was closed. But I think I will come back and taste the wine. € 9,99 is not to bad. Cheers!
Linux Users Are Software Pirates 27. July
Why are Linux Users Software Pirates?
In one sentence: Linux users are software pirates, because they don't pay for their software. Period!
We all talk about the awesomeness of Linux, Ubuntu and Open-Source-Software, but who of us is willing to pay for OSS? Nobody! Everything has to be free of charge. But Linux and OSS is about freedom, not free beer! We, who want everything for free, aren't any better than those who illegally leach software and games.
Why this is a fucking problem!
Software for Linux sucks!
Tell me about one high-end graphic suite, tell me about one state of the art game, tell me about one top business software!Read more ...
web2py book now free 26. July
For all who doesn't know: theweb2py is free now.
A great move by Massimo!Read more ...
I hope the Gnome team is considering his ideas. Thanks Izo!
Design By Izo | The online showcase of Ian Cylkowski
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