You use a Chrome or Firefox browser (probably on an Android phone) to use websites served by Apache, hosted on Linux, in order to interact with friends and colleagues who also rely on free and open source software (FOSS)…yet in the workplace it’s far more common to use Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software which can be inflexible, expensive, outdated and contain unique features specific to a product.

The assumption that all FOSS is riddled with viruses and backdoors, only used by academics, charities, students and hobbyists is outdated and wrong …in most cases…but don’t throw away your software licenses and promotional gifts just yet (4GB USB stick anyone?).

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