I’m a huge fan of FOSS and I do try my very best to use FOSS solutions. A lot of Linux software is FOSS – apart from when it comes to drivers, but things fall a but short in that department.
I even ordered a FOSS authentication key the other day, from SoloKeys (not sponsored). I’m waiting to get in in the mail. I have high hopes about that.
I use a DeGoogled phone and I do my very best to only use F-Droid software, which is all FOSS – but apps are kind of limited, so I end up using Aptoide and proprietary APK’s as well.
What is FOSS?
FOSS stands for “Free and Open-Source Software.” It refers to software that is freely available for users to modify, distribute, and use. FOSS is often developed by a community of volunteers, who contribute their time and expertise to improve the software.
One of the key principles of FOSS is that users have the freedom to access and modify the source code of the software. This allows users to understand how the software works, fix any issues they may encounter, and customize it to meet their specific needs.
FOSS is an important part of the software ecosystem, as it provides an alternative to proprietary software that may be more expensive or have less flexibility. Many popular software programs, such as the Linux operating system and the Apache web server, are FOSS.
What Is FOSS Linux?
FOSS Linux refers to a version of the Linux operating system that is built using only free and open-source software (FOSS). Linux is an open-source operating system that was originally developed by Linus Torvalds in the early 1990s. It is based on the Unix operating system and is widely used on a variety of devices, including servers, desktops, and embedded systems.
FOSS Linux is built using only software that is freely available for users to modify, distribute, and use. This means that the source code of the operating system is available for anyone to access and modify. Users can customize FOSS Linux to meet their specific needs, and developers can contribute their own code to the project to improve it.
There are many different versions of FOSS Linux available, each with its own unique features and capabilities. Some popular examples include Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora.