Open Source

--Originally published at Mental Droppings of a Tired Student

When I started this blog I was wondering if I actually understood the concept of open source. That’s the beauty of crippling self doubt, ir forces you to research before even getting into a topic.

I usually start off with a dummy proof simple explanation. The following video provided this insight beautifully, using the metaphor of a cookie recipe.

As a student within the technology spectrum, I’ve used various open source programs. Here is a list of some of the ones I remember using at some point:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird – email client
  • Apache — the most popular web server
  • Moodle — a free and open-source learning management system
  • PuTTY — terminal (ssh, telnet, serial)
  • OpenOffice-Replaces Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • VLC Media Player
  • Audacity