Informative videos on free (Free as in Freedom) software and open source software. Richard Stallman is a great leader for software freedom and seems to be the source of the stereotype for computer programmer “looks”.
The difference between free and open-source software was not clear to me until after watching these videos and doing further research. See the Wikipedia article on the naming of GNU/Linux.
I personally encourage readers to consider switching to a GNU/Linux operating system or a distribution like Debian if they have not already. If you prefer having a hard copy of the OS or do not have the technical know-how to perform the image download-transfer-install process, OSDisc.com is a great site to order many different distributions.
If you prefer to support individual programmers or projects, check out some of these on Patreon:
- GIMP and GEGL
- GNU/Linux Accessibility
- Ubuntu MATE
- Eric S. Raymond
- elementary OS
- Linux Education
- Linux filesystem bcachefs
- Ubuntu Touch (UBports)
- Privacy and Security News
- Ethan Lee
And come on… we need to severely lower the percentage of desktops running Windows.