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  • Free and Open Source - Free software is software that grants everyone permission to use, study, copy, modify and/or distribute the software. Users, individually or collectively, are free to do whatever they want with it - this includes the freedom to sell it. Learn more about Free and Open Source software.

  • Open Opportunity - Free and Open Source software provide unlimited potential for personal and community development. Use open source to build a career, establish a business or change the world. Free software provides the greatest opportunity on the the planet today. Learn how it can benefit you.

  • President Obama Knows Open Source - On January 20 2009, President Obama's first day in office, the Open Government initiative was issued to provide transparency and access to Government data. Learn how our Government is using open source and the opportunities this provides for you.

  • Harvard - MIT - Stanford - The open edX platform delivers free online courses from Harvard, MIT, Columbia, UC Berkeley and other top Universities. Hundreds of courses are available and include almost all major subject areas and course levels. Paid courses and certifications are also available.

  • Competitive Advantage - Goldman Sachs, IBM and countless large corporations are utilizing open source to reduce costs, develop products and increase their bottom lines. Learn what these companies think about open source and how open source can give you the competitive advantage.

  • 5 Billion Dollars of Free Software - The Linux Foundation released a report estimating the value of their open source projects at 5 billion. This software is yours for free. Governments and large corporations are using this incredible gift to their advantage every day. Learn how open source can benefit you.

  • Free Office Software - The Libre Office Suite is available for Linux or Windows and incldues, Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics.

  • Edubuntu - Edubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with community based support. Edubuntu provides a system that contains all the best free software available in education and makes it easy to install and maintain.

  • openSUSE Education - The OpenSUSE Li-f-e (Linux for Education) distribution includes software for students, teachers, parents and admins. The software selection encompasses everything required to make computers productive for either home or educational use without having to install anything additional.

  • Open edX - Open edX is an open source courseware development platform. Advanced Placement, college and professional level classes are provided by Harvard, MIT, Stanford and other leading universities. Many courses are free, certifications are available for some courses. Learn from the best schools.

  • Free Technology Academy - The FTA provides a virtual campus offering course modules on Free Software and Open Standards. Educational materials in the FTA are released under free licenses. FTA is constructed on a Free Software OS and utilizes Free Software and standards to deliver its services.

  • Education - Open Source software supports education globally by providing education focused distributions and distance learning applications/services. Millions of students utilize online open source applications and/or utilize open source educational distributions.

  • Open Government - NASA, The White House and the Department of Defense are among government organizations with major open source deployments. Through the data.gov website which is part of the open government initiative, agencies deliver 180,000 data sets with open source access.

  • Open License - On October 29, 2015 the Department of Education announced a proposed regulation to require that all copyrightable intellectual property created with grant funds have an open license. Openly licensed materials can be modified and redistributed without violating copyright laws.

  • ConnectED and edX - President Obama announced on November 2014, that edX and ConnectED will partner to deliver teacher training and AP courses. ConnectED is the President's initiative to enhance K-12 through the delivery of broadband access and digital content.

  • US Navy - The US Navy's most advanced warship is powered by Linux. The next generation warship is a guided missile destroyer. It uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux along with Fedora as its operating systems. The Navy also utilizes Linux to run it's drone fleet. Government use of open source continues to expand.

  • bash - Bash is both a command interpreter and a programming language. As a command interpreter, bash provides the user interface to the rich set of GNU utilities. The programming language features allow these utilities to be combined. Mastering a shell such as bash is important for anyone learning Linux.

  • find - The find program searches for files that match the specified criteria and optionally executes some function on those files. Find can compare or identify files based on name, location, type, size, creation and many more attributes. find is a very useful and powerful command line utility.

  • College Prep - Get ready for college or earn college credit. EdX provides more than 40 High School and AP Exam Preparation Courses. Subjects range from mathematics to science, English and history. EdX courses help students succeed in High School and prepare for college.

  • Courses from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and more - The edx.org site offers classes from the top Universities and Institutions in the country. There are hundreds of courses that cover almost all major areas of study. Most courses are free. Certifications and/or college credit are available with some courses.


"Free software is primarily a matter of liberty, not price: users, individually or collectively, are free to do whatever they want with it - this includes the freedom ... to sell it "



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