Penguin as logo/mascot for Linux was discussed first in early 1996 by several people in the linux-kernel mailing list. The idea of such mascot came from Alan Cox first. Among many other suggestions made by different people there were parodies of other operating system logos, sharks or even eagles.Read more »
If software companies had had more faith in copyright in the early days, would GNU or Linux ever have happened?
Here's the basis for the speculation:
Anybody who has used the command line extensively to navigate, understand and configure GNU/Linux will know that in the course of a few months’ work it is possible to build up an extensive history of used commands. This necessitates some pro-active management to get the best out of it. Here are some tips to make the most of the history command.Read more »
An exploration of the connections between free software, anarchism, and participatory culture. The authors suggests that free software is both a form of sharing and a coopting of the means of production. He sees it as an example of voluntary sharing and contrary to usual capitalist principles, and hopes it will lead to greater cooperation in other spheres.Read more »