Leonid Radvinsky is a tech entrepreneur, economist, company architect, business owner, and angel investor. He is also a visionary in his field, which helps to explain why he is so enthusiastic about open source software. Over the past 20 years, Leo Radvinsky has helped build dozens of software companies while contributing to the open source software movement himself. Recently, Leo Radvinsky went one step further to promote open source software by launching the LR Foundation.
— Leo Radvinsky (@Leo_Radvinsky1) June 29, 2021
What is Open Source Software, and How Does Leonid Radvinsky Support and Promote It?
Open source software is a stark contrast to proprietary software because anyone can add their own code to it, edit another developer’s code, or use it for personal purposes. With proprietary software, one entity retains ownership and people must pay to use it. They also cannot change it in any way. When developers update proprietary software, it can become worthless to users with little warning. That is not the case with open source software due to its ongoing adaptability.
Leo uses open source software himself, which is how he came to be such a big proponent of it. Because the software is free to use and available worldwide, he sees enormous possibilities for global collaboration, improvement of existing features, and the addition of new ones. Elixir and B4X are some of his most-used open source software programs, and he even sponsored the Elixir Conference in 2019.
Introducing the LR Foundation
Leo Radvinsky launched the LR Foundation in 2021 to provide additional financial support to businesses developing new programs. This comes after making donations worth 3 million dollars to support the open source software movement in the past few years. His new foundation provides grants to developers and favors those whose software programs combine philanthropy with practical usage.
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