The GNU Manifesto was written by Richard Stallman to gain support and participation in the GNU Project. In the GNU Manifesto, Stallman listed four freedoms essential to software users: freedom to run a program for any purpose, freedom to study the mechanics of the program and modify it, freedom to redistribute copies, and freedom to improve and change modified versions for public use. To implement these freedoms, users needed full access to code. To ensure code remained free and provide it to the public, Stallman created the GNU General Public License (GPL), which allowed software and the future generations of code derived from it to remain free for public use.
But how can this be free? Only because of those, just mentioned, very dedicated people. And being free of cost means that people can download it and install it to try and see - what this really is about.
There are many different variations of Linux around. Because it is open software, people can go through the sourcecode and they can even make their own adjustments and actually whole new distrobutions of this wonderful OS.
But we need more software to be able to make our website. In the following chapters you can read about the software I review here, for you to use, in creating a great website. You will be presented to software you can download and use for a complete OSS Web Developing Environment.
OSS, open source means that you can download and read the sourcecode, and often you are incurraged to make your own adjustments to the program, forking it into you own project, or taking care of bugs. Or you can just grap some pieces of the code that you can use in a totally different software project.