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Articles in the opinion category

Open Source's Affects On a Career

Summary: I've been writing and maintaining Open Source Software for over 8 years now and it has been simultaneously the catalyst for the success I've had professionally and the misery I feel on a daily basis.


Open Source Software (a.k.a, Free and Open Source Software, F/OSS) has …

Posted on 14 February 2019 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco

The Constant Struggle of F/OSS

Everyone has a different motivation when working on Open Source Software. That motivation can change over time both in quantity and in actual motivation. When the Free and Open Source Software (a.k.a., F/OSS) movement began, the motivation was clear: I have hardware and I should be able …

Posted on 28 January 2019 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco

Cultures of Free Labor

There are a lot of companies that rely on Free and Open Source Software (a.k.a, F/OSS) and adoption of their solution within various language communities. Often times, these companies are providing some kind of software or solution as a service and they're basically packaging up the existing …

Posted on 27 January 2019 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco