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Free software ? What’s this ?

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Some of this softwares became famous and are references in their field of application. Examples given :

  • Firefox and Mozilla browsers, Thunderbird mailer
  • Apache WEB Server (around 2/3 of installed servers in the world)
  • Operating Systems GNU/Linux or *BSD
  • Database management systems: MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Desktop software OpenOffice.org,
  • Graphics editor Gimp or Inkscape.

and many others ...

Those softwares are the fruit of collaborative works of thousands of people around the world, most often volountary workers, and joined in a community not only composed of programmers, but also of testers, translators, graphic designers, scriptwriters, educationalists ...