Open Source Technology. By: Takia Crandell EDU 271. Open Source Movement.
Open Source Technology
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A world wide attempt to promote an open style of software development more aligned with the accepted intellectual style of science than the proprietary modes of invention that have been characteristic of modern business.
The vision – is to keep the scientific advances created by software development openly available for everyone to understand and improve upon.
It discoveries are not kept secret and lets anyone, anywhere, anytime free to build on its discoveries and creations.
Open vs. Proprietary
Open source is transparent.
The source code itself is viewable and available to study and comprehend.
Can be changed and then redistributed to share changes and improvements.
Development is largely open.
Proprietary code transparencies are generally lacking.
Code is developed largely in private.
The source code is generally not disclosed and its typically under the shield of binary executables.
Its use is controlled by proprietary software licensing restrictions.
Software: Early Adpoters
Zero purchase cost
Easy to use
Provide products that are fast, secure, and reliable
Broad support community
More control over critical technologies
Making the most use for open source often call for deep in-house technical knowledge
Broad range of Open Source
Open source in government
Open source in Education: can serve schools in a variety of ways such as “ provide basic software platforms and tools, free-of-charge, tool foe specific learning, etc.
Open source has unique benefits that are great and can’t be compared anywhere
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