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LibreTaxi – Opensource alternative to Careem and Uber

We are all getting used to the idea of taxi hailing service. No matter which major city on the planet we go, there is some form of Uber, Lyft, Careem vying for our business. And we order one without thinking twice.

However, many small towns will never get these Ubers as it is not economically viable for them to do business there. And the little taxi guy, at the corner of marketplace, waiting for rides can probably never upgrade his taxi to meet the stringent requirements of these billion dollar corporate giants and can never make the jump to “ride sharing” economy.

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Open Source Repositories of Tech Giants

All major tech giants have embraced open source. Their technology stack is enriched and so deeply embedded with open source that it is totally indistinguishable from commercial and proprietary software. These companies have their dedicated repositories for the open source software that they are sharing back with the community.

To give a few simple examples, Apple’s MacOS X is based on open source FreeBSD Unix. Google’s Android is a customized version of Linux, and Amazon’s Kindle is nothing but a Java/Linux powered handheld device.

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