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    If you have ever met an open source enthusiast, you’ve probably heard their reasons behind why they believe it is the best and only way of the Internet. It is undeniable just how many benefits open source software offers, but the most controversial question today is do those benefits outweigh the negatives? If you are unaware of what open source is, here is a quick summary that those of us who aren’t technically inclined can understand; it’s free to use, you can customize it, security problems can be seen quickly and anybody can fix internet bugs. Benefits of open source are that it improves quality, it keeps costs down, it mitigates business risk and it delivers business agility. Contrary to these facts, what most open source enthusiasts…

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    Personal digital surveillance is for one’s own personal protection for example. I have an alarm with a camera in my living room and my front door for my personal protection. I also have parietal software on my children’s gaming system and Kindle fire so I can make sure my children are not viewing adult content. I feel that professional and organizational needs of digital surveillance are the same a little but not much. Using digital surveillance to monitory employees in a number of ways to…

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    I’m from the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) I’m from the UK Government Digital Service - known as GDS. GDS is a multidisciplinary team of developers, designers, writers, product managers, researchers, analysts, technical architects and others, based in London. GDS is a multidisciplinary team of developers, designers, writers, product managers, researchers, analysts, technical architects and others, based in London. We’re responsible for the digital transformation of government. And we…

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    The Startup Entrepreneurs and the Open Source Software Pivot The open source technology industry advances to become more regulated and isolating that makes it difficult for new players to have a point. The expertise of use for software with hardware is much better known. This is the era of the developer-defined system, where they have the power to take a decision in making technologies like cloud infrastructure and applications. The open source technologies have proven one of the most influence…

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    Who would have thought a free software could make such a huge impact on computers and the way it is used today. The open operating systems gives its users the freedom to change things and develop programs that people needed or that the user who wrote it needs to do some task. You cannot contribute open sourcing to just one person but the biggest contributor to open source is Linus Torvalds who created Linux. Linus Torvalds' creation of the Linux operating system was a great improvement to the…

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    allow people to share their stories. In modern times, people have seen the power platforms such as Twitter have, where citizens of authoritarian nations are able to reach out to the global community to inform them of local events despite all other sources of communication being blacked out. The disenfranchised are able to make themselves known, people are able to openly criticize specific aspects of a culture, and all are able to reach a wide audience. Springboarding from increased…

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    What is Open Source? Much of the software created in today’s world is created by a company who then has total control over modifying, distributing, monetizing, and granting rights for it. This means that users who purchase the software cannot modify it, share it, and may not actually own it. On the other hand, Open Source software has its code available on the internet for anyone to inspect, copy, modify, and distribute. This makes it cheaper than closed source software, more secure, free to…

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    In Mary Doria Russell’s novel The Sparrow, the complexities of social and structural sin, as well as fate and free will are evident. In class, we defined free will as making the conscious decisions of the choices in one’s life, and fate as very one-dimensional, where one’s outcome is already pre-determined (Theodicy PPT). In a story where God is present, it is hard to decide whether following what you believe to be Gods path is fate or free will, which is challenged in The Sparrow. Furthermore,…

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    in the tactics of free will. According to Meriam Webster dictionary free will is the power of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate of divine will. To those who know and understand the concept of free will still have a tendency to question if free will exist or not. Free will is the basis…

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    soldiers die on the warfront during final battle between the Latins and the Trojans. Bloodshed at all costs, yet ruthless Mars prolongs the chaos while being the source of it as well. The other deities sit in the halls of Jove, looking down on the mortals. They are “filled with pity”(X.898) while watching the mortals fight a battle manipulated by the gods themselves. Amidst the chaos, I will argue that humans only have a superficial free will because the choices they make always becomes…

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