FOSS in Design

Asking to use FOSS or an Open Standard

This article hopes to pass along personal experience I’ve had with asking to use non-“normal” software/formats.

(10 Apr, 2018 - 3 min)

FOSS in Design: What is FOSS and why does it matter?

FOSS (“Free and Open Source Software”) is the idea that software you use should be free (more on what free means later) and that the code should all be publically available to all.

(27 Mar, 2018 - 4 min)

FOSS in Design: An introduction

This project stems from an in-depth discussion (explained here about the lack of FOSS being used within RIT’s design programs. More specifically, this project will be aimed at students, who have a very short time frame for work and already have some base knowledge of relevant concepts. I intend for this project to be applicable outside of students but when making priorities the student audience will be the most important consideration (when relevant). I feel that trying to bridge the gap is the most effective way to beget usage, as opposed to trying to completely retrain users or rewrite software.

(27 Mar, 2018 - 3 min)

FOSS in Design: Some background

This project started from hearing a rumor (via a professor) in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts & Sciences that free (both as in cost & as in freedom) software was not allowed to be installed on the lab machines for use (with an asterisk for where it’s too popular to not install).

(27 Mar, 2018 - 4 min)