This site is a collection of thoughts and notes about Linux and free/open source (both the software and the concept) from the keyboard of writer and open source enthusiast Scott Nesbitt.

The posts that you read here look at both Linux and open source from the perspective of someone with few (if any) technical skills. I’m not interested in compiling my own kernel, in deploying containers, in coding or scripting, or anything like that. I want to show that anyone, and not just the specialist, can use Linux and open source software for work and in their daily lives.

And just so you know, everything on this site is written by a human and not AI.

How This Blog is Made

Each post is written in a file formatted with Markdown, which I convert to HTML5 and drop into a template using a simple script. There’s also a dash of CSS in the mix. Nothing fancy, nothing complex.

This blog isn’t going to win any awards for its look (or anything else), and that’s OK with me. It’s more about presenting information in a clear, clean, easy-to-read way than anything else.


The layout of Open Source Musings is a mix of my ideas and some bits lifted from these websites: The Plain Text Project, 47nil, and Urban Commuter.

This site is hosted using GitLab Pages.

Laptop icon created by Freepik - Flaticon.

This site's CO2 footprint.


This site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. That means you can use what you find here in any way you want — in its current form, as part of a remix or mashup, or as the basis of something else. Just remember to 1) to give me credit, and 2) refrain from using my posts for commercial purposes.

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