Brian Boyer é um programador-jornalista financiado pela bolsa da Knight News Challenge. O Brian escreveu no seu blog um post dedicado a ferramentas open source para se usar na redacção.A ler. Já agora visitem o post que eu fiz sobre o mesmo assunto há uns tempos atrás.
Brian Boyer is a programmer-journalist financed by the Knight News Challenge scholarship. Brian wrote a post on his blog about open source tools to use in the newsroom. Read it, and since were at it, take a look to another post i wrote sometime ago about the same subject.
I use free and open source software, almost exclusively, when I practice journalism.
Free and open source software is counter-intuitive to many, but the mantra of the free software movement uses terms that journalists should understand very well.
Free softwareis a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think offreeas infree speech,not as infree beer.
It’s a philosophy. It’s about transparency, openness and honesty. You are encouraged to know the inner workings of your tools, and make them better when you find them lacking. There are no secrets, no magic, and no mysterious blue screens of death.