I couldn’t have it put better: open source is important for the exploration of space.
Some of you may know that I am an avid Open Source fan. Not that I don’t like Mac’s or Windows, I just find Linux works for most all of my needs and the things that I need Windows for, I run a copy in a virtual machine. My current favorite distribution is ZorinOS, looks like Windows, acts like Ubuntu (without that strange interface). The point is that Linux is customizable. Heck, you can even make your own operating system and distribute it to everyone.
This week the people at Steam gaming announced that they are making a distribution for gaming that you can customize in an infinite number of ways.
So it comes as no surprise that new commercial space ventures, like Planetary Resources, are looking to the Penguin for cost effective, modifiable and stable components for their race to space.
Planetary Resources wants to mine asteroids in the…
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