Enabling the Livna repository on Fedora 7

Fedora, like many distributions, has a requirement that all the software in its repositories conform to a what is free software and open source.

Fedora as it currently stands has guidelines which only accept Free or open source software. The differences in licenses between what FSF considers Free software the OSI approved list of open source licenses are very limited currently to the reciprocal license (which is not a license ...

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Diversity in FOSS - help or hinderance?

One feature of the free software/open source development model that is largely unique and differs from the proprietary model is sheer diversity.

For any one particular task, there might be several different implementations. Looking for a graphical email client? You've got Kmail, Evolution, Thunderbird; the list could go on. These programs might all bascially do the same thing, yet you've got three different projects with three different ...

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Make a zip archive from the command line

There's only really one universally interchangeable archiving and compression format that works across all major platforms, and that's the Zip format. Like it or not, that's what you are stuck with using if you need to exchange files with other operating systems.

Creating a Zip archive using a GUI is usually a very simple process which involves right-clicking a group of files or a folder and choosing ...

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