It is created by a community of programmers who believe in free software, who are willing to share and improve it, and who want to see it grow and thrive.
If this is true, then free software is created by a community of programmers who are willing to share their own ideas, code, and knowledge, and to see it expand into new and better things.
Yes, it is. I don’t like to use the phrase “free software” because it’s so often taken as a synonym for “free,” but it’s a pretty accurate description of the idea. It’s also a great way to describe the way that many free software projects are developed and updated.
Many developers are also designers, illustrators, software engineers, and other professionals whose skills will never be needed, but who are interested in helping to make the project better. When you read about a free software project, you see how it’s being developed by others, who are contributing ideas, code, artwork, etc. You might think that the whole idea of free software is somehow to get you to think and code a lot, but thats not really the case.
Free software is a philosophy and is developed by a community of people who have agreed to share all the resulting work in a safe and open manner. It is a set of rules to follow that allows you to build software that makes your life better, while helping others to do the same. Many people are not developers, but can contribute by providing ideas, code, artwork, etc. and thus contribute to the development of the software.
The community of developers that creates Free Software is huge. There are a lot of developers and I’m sure you can think of a dozen or more people you know who are involved in Free Software. And they’re not necessarily all running around coding, they’re in groups making software, testing, etc.
Thats the way the world works. If you’re not involved in Free Software, if you can’t find the time to contribute, or if you think that its a waste of time, you’re probably a developer, and that means you’re probably not going to be using Free Software.
So how do you define Free Software? If its a group of people who work together to build a piece of software that others can use, then thats Free Software, and in this case its a project called Red Hat Linux. If its a piece of software that is completely free, open source, and open for anyone to use, without the need of any software to compile, then thats Free Software as well. If its something that was created by a corporation, then that is not Free Software.
The point being that any software that someone can use is Free Software. If the software can be used by anyone, then it is Free Software, and in this case the software is called Red Hat Linux. But if the software is proprietary and only available for specific people, then its not Free Software.
Red Hat Linux is the most popular Linux distribution on the planet and is the only one of its kind that can run on anything from a personal computer to a large server. It also runs on most every type of hardware you can think of.