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== 12 Lessons To Learn From Highly Successful People ==
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When the early developments in software were taking place (somewhere between Pythagoras and Turing), software was seen as more of a kind of mathematics.  However, as it became apparent it was useful for automated data processing for governments and organizations, companies began to develop individual and proprietary systems, starting the cycle of lock-in and repeated loss of technology investment that carried on for several decades as vendors and products changed.
  
The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. Marianne WilliamsonSuccess can mean different things to different people, and I noticed that many of us have some kind of resistance to the word success, even though deep down inside, that is exactly what we all want, to live a successful and meaningful life.
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The idea of [http://freeopensourcesoftware.org Free Open Source Software] as we now know it began with the development in the early 1980's of the concept of "free software" by [[Richard Stallman]]. Richard went on to create the GNU project and Free Software Foundation to further his vision, not to mention some pretty good software. It took several more decades, but beginning in the early 2000's it became clear to most people that the free software vision was consolidating mindshare around the world.
  
  [[http://goodvillenews.com/12-Lessons-To-Learn-From-Highly-Successful-People-sn25rw.html 12 Lessons To Learn From Highly Successful People]]
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In a co-dependent thread, in the late 1990's [[Eric S. Raymond]] and others developed the term "open source" as a more business friendly term than "free software". Open Source had a more inclusive meaning, in that licenses that were not as strict about the need to pass on modifications would also qualify for the term, and they launched the [[Open Source Initiative]] to provide a central certification organization for the many kind of licenses that met the definition. However, by 2007 [[Commercial Open Source Software]] had effectively co-opted this term, leading the community to coalesce around the term Free Open Source Software to bring the original visions of Stallman and Raymond back together.
  
[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
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The first mention of the term "free open source software" in the [http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&num=10&q=%22free+open+source+software%22&safe=off&qt_s=Search&as_drrb=b&as_mind=1&as_minm=1&as_miny=1981&as_maxd=1&as_maxm=6&as_maxy=1998 newsgroups] was 18 March, 1998.
 
 
== A Brief History of Timekeeping ==
 
 
 
"For millennia, humans have sought to make sense of time, to visualize it, to ride its arrow, to hack it, to understand biological connection to it. Time is the very foundation of conscious experience, writes Dan Falk in In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time. And yet that awareness has a long history of friction -- to mark and measure the passage of time has proven remarkably challenging.
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/A-Brief-History-of-Timekeeping-RAcQAH.html A Brief History of Timekeeping]]
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
 
 
 
== A Young Girl with a Big Heart and an Old Man with a Lot of Flowers ==
 
 
 
When I was very young (about ten or eleven years old), I heard that our neighbor, a retired physician, had lost his wife after a long illness. He was such a dear soul, and he had the most spectacular gardens in his backyard. The whole neighborhood could see his glorious flowers from the street. The backyard was a profusion of daisies and roses, snapdragons and lilies, hyacinths and columbines. I used to think there wasnt a flower in the world that he didnt grow.
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/A-Young-Girl-with-a-Big-Heart-and-an-Old-Man-with-a-Lot-of-F-lg9.html A Young Girl with a Big Heart and an Old Man with a Lot of Flowers]]
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
 
 
 
== Seeking Silence & Stillness in the Rush of Business Life ==
 
 
 
Pico Iyer -- essayist, author, travel writer and thinker -- has a unique perspective on many things. His physical domain ranges from California (where he lived as a child) and England (where he studied) to Cuba, North Korea and Ethiopia (which he visited) and Japan (where he resides). His mental domain knows no limiting boundaries. In this interview with Wharton associate dean and chief information officer Deirdre Woods and Knowledge@Wharton
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/Seeking-Silence-Stillness-in-the-Rush-of-Business-Life-LCK85X.html Seeking Silence & Stillness in the Rush of Business Life]]
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
 
 
 
== Mr. Happy Man ==
 
 
 
For six hours each day, Bermudas Johnny Barnes stands at a busy traffic intersection telling all who pass that he loves them. His delight and sincerity are infectious, and the people of the island love him back. His service is a simple reminder of the power of happiness and loving-kindness to change any day for the better
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/Mr-Happy-Man-VDrbVr.html Mr. Happy Man]]
 
 
 
[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
 

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When the early developments in software were taking place (somewhere between Pythagoras and Turing), software was seen as more of a kind of mathematics. However, as it became apparent it was useful for automated data processing for governments and organizations, companies began to develop individual and proprietary systems, starting the cycle of lock-in and repeated loss of technology investment that carried on for several decades as vendors and products changed.

The idea of Free Open Source Software as we now know it began with the development in the early 1980's of the concept of "free software" by Richard Stallman. Richard went on to create the GNU project and Free Software Foundation to further his vision, not to mention some pretty good software. It took several more decades, but beginning in the early 2000's it became clear to most people that the free software vision was consolidating mindshare around the world.

In a co-dependent thread, in the late 1990's Eric S. Raymond and others developed the term "open source" as a more business friendly term than "free software". Open Source had a more inclusive meaning, in that licenses that were not as strict about the need to pass on modifications would also qualify for the term, and they launched the Open Source Initiative to provide a central certification organization for the many kind of licenses that met the definition. However, by 2007 Commercial Open Source Software had effectively co-opted this term, leading the community to coalesce around the term Free Open Source Software to bring the original visions of Stallman and Raymond back together.

The first mention of the term "free open source software" in the newsgroups was 18 March, 1998.