Articles tagged as: FOSS.
Software programs developed by those who are in it for money seems to be better than those who are in it for ideology, but the latter can provide knowledge that will make learning the former much easier.
Using FOSS will not make students less competitive in a job market where it seems employers prefer those who know how to use proprietary software, but you can have a middle ground wherein you can use FOSS in computer literacy classes and the students can still claim they know how to use some of these commercial software programs.
The term “free and open source software (FOSS)”, referring to free software with source code available, actually originated from two movements with similar but divergent ideology. The rest of the details are in this article.