North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

What the Death and Resurrection of Linux Journal Taught Me about the FOSS Community

When: Tue November 13, 2018 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Kyle Rankin

Location: O'Reilly Media

Linux Journal Magazine was founded in 1994 and coincided with the release of Linux 1.0. It has been around for most of the history of Linux and has seen the FOSS community grow and change from that point up to now. The Linux and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community is not the same as it was in 1994 and this change contributed to Linux Journal’s death in December 2017 and the overall loss of momentum in the Free Software movement. This talk will tell the story of Linux Journal’s death and resurrection and what it says about the changes in the FOSS community and what those changes mean for the future of Free Software.

Please stick around after the talk for the yearly NBLUG elections. Nominations are now open and can be made on the talk list.

Published Thu 08 November 2018 by Tom Most