Open-source software is software when the source code is freely available, so that users can access, modify, and re-distribute it.

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Compiling source code fundamentals: general steps to compile some program for any Linux

I have compiled source codes some times for some Linux programs, so I was wondering if it could be done too for Raspberry. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 running Ubuntu v14.04.2 LTS. I don't know if the ...
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What non-viral-licensed free open-source OS to use?

I'm thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi and putting some open source OS/kernel on it so I can modify it into my own OS with my own apps. The device would be a simple PC that I can pull out of my pocket ...
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Where can I find good Open Source UAV software for a raspberry pi?

I hate asking this question here but this is why: Aviation Stack Exchange is full of hobby plane enthusiasts My question has to do more with coding that it does aviation That being said, I've ...
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How is Raspberry Pi “open source” if it uses ARM?

All I've ever heard about Raspberry Pi is that its an "open source" SoC. But I see that the CPU inside the BroadCom SoC is an ARM chip. My understanding of open source hardware is that every single ...
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Using Liblouis* without installing it [closed]

I'm trying to write code to translate English to Braille that I can store on a Raspberry-Pi. I found Liblouis* to do the heavy lifting of translating text files into a braille text file. My question ...
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What firmware parts non opensource (yet)?

What parts of the RaspberryPi (A,B,B+) are not open-source (yet)? I mean any part of the device which requires some kind of software to run.
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Raspbian: Download sources of older packages

I want to sell embedded devices powered by Raspberry Pis and Raspbian (without the non-free software). I want to distribute the sources of the os distribution with the devices (mainly to satisfy GPL ...
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Debugging problem with GPIO serial pins

I've been trying to run a port of a small RTOS called ChibiOS on my Raspberry Pi, and am having trouble with the serial communications. Specifically, when I use a UART connected at 3.3V to the GPIO ...
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Level of Hackability of raspberry pi

I have been working with embedded systems (mostly micro controllers) for about 3 years. I want to know how much of RPi of actually open source?? I know arduino gives us complete details of hardware ...
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Installing dependancies

I am trying to build some packages from source and I get messages that say I need the following: -glib2 (DONE) (apt-get install glib-2.6) -directfb -libpng -m4 (TRIED) I got this installed but ...
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How free is Raspberry Pi?

Is it legal to freely manufacture, distribute and modify Raspberry Pi? Does Raspberry Pi have a license? Are the hardware documentations and specs available to the public? Are there any restrictions ...
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Is the BCM2835 (Broadcom SoC) proprietary to the Raspberry Pi organization?

I ask because assuming someone wanted to manufacture their own (large) batch of RPi's, the major component that would be most difficult to procure is the Broadcom SoC (see here.) If obtaining this ...
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Where can I find the schematics and supporting design documents for the hardware?

I've tried to search for this online but other than a few posts on the Raspberry Pi blog, I can't find an official source of the design documentation for the hardware. It was my understanding that ...