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.


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.

Everything on this site is written by a human and not AI.

Laptop icon created by Freepik - Flaticon.

If it's important to you (and it probably should be), here's 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.