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This is the second edition guide to free and open source. It's intended to educate and inform any reader of any level about the interesting and important nature of software development in the open.

Please leave feedback here if you notice any issues.

Source code for scripts to build pdf files and long images like these as well as the source svg files are available here: ~doctormo/understanding-foss/trunk and translators should go here: [link] to translate the work.

Update: A whole new page and some translation edits to help translators fit their new text in.
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MJKalasky Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2018
If anyone here has the skills to contribute, here are some projects (non by me.  I don't even have the appropriate skills) to help open source's growth and stability:  github.com/jonobacon/adopt-a-p…
www.infoworld.com/article/3268…
www.infoworld.com/article/3268…
www.infoworld.com/article/3266…
I know, I've done this on a few images already.  Just want to make sure there are enough contributors to these projects to help the development style as a whole.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
There are a couple of errors with your comment:

 1. Repeating it over a number of images. You admit yourself that this is spam.
 2. Linking to three of the biggest disreputable companies and their enterprise code as project targets. If there are developers they should be working on Gnome, or Ubuntu or python or even a Free Software game. Not servicing billion dollar companies for free.
 3. deviantArt is not a place for developers. It's a place for artists, this comment is highly inappropriate because the context is wrong. I'm a programmer and I don't want to see programming comments in my art feed, choose the community context properly. This art targets non-programmers for example.

I'm very unhappy with your comment.
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MJKalasky Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2018
Sorry.  I didn't actually intend it as spam.  I linked it to those three because of the "These open source projects can make your life easier" part.  I figured that, through that, it would help open source at large.  
All around, I intended as much help and as little harm as possible.  I just wanted to help it's growth.  But, again, I apologize.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your apologies. You sound sincere, so I think you may like to understand the economics of Free Software development and how large companies take advantage of it. I myself would prefer to see normal people benefit from it. I don't think anything you linked to would help normal people, but you probably have some software that you use which would help people. You should link to that from your user page.
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GhitaB27 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good information. Congrats! :)
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ArkBlitz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to build a PDF with make-pdf.sh, but there was a problem with Python. Something about "print sep" being an invalid syntax. Also, something about Inkscape being unable to load mode 'svg' and falling back to 'basic' mode.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The first sounds like a python version problem, you're using python-3, my scripts are all python 2.7. The second is just a warning from xml2po.
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ArkBlitz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Strangely enough, my ArchLinux uses Python 2.7. Perhaps I just need to make a replacement in the scripts.
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Superb job! :)
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MadeInKobaia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
[link]
See you.
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DSDFox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent work.
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome .Thanks Sir :D
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Ghostrider6 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thanks a bunch for putting this together!!!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome, glad you found it useful!
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freeazy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thanks so much! Can i upload it to scribd? I want to embed itu to my blog post :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, just remember to link back.
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freeazy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thanks
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wetah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man! I'll get the Source SVG file and make a translation for Brazilian Portuguese if you don't mind, OK?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wait a second. Please do translations through launchpad, so all translations can be generated from the same codebase. Otherwise we'll end up with a mass of crazy files like we did with Ubunchu which was really very bad.

Email me: doctormo@gmail.com before you continue.
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wetah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oks!
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ShippD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
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