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Discussion on: Open Source? What's that?!!

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Aspen James

I'd encourage you to have a look at this definition of free software by the GNU project - it's not true that every free software is open source.

GitHub is a perfectly fine way to start, as well as "web-centric" languages. Everyone's programming journey is going to be different, many will differ from yours. Many "serious" projects are built using web-centric languages, and there's no reason to gatekeep what you consider to be a serious project or a serious language.

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johnfound

it's not true that every free software is open source.

Did you read this article actually?

Freedom number 2 states:

The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

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Aspen James

Look, I don't know who asked you to keep the gate, but it's cool, we don't need you to.