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Open Source Software . By: Katlin Koehler. Open source software. What is open source software?. Where can I get it? . Program or software in which the source code is available to the general public. Information from: July 25 2008. the Open Learning Centre.com .

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open source software

Open Source Software

By: Katlin Koehler

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Open source software

What is open source software?

Where can I get it?

Program or software in which the source code is available to the general public.

Information from: July 25 2008. the Open Learning Centre.com

Internet sites (Sourceforge.net)

Dedicated websites (Apache.org)

advantages
Advantages
  • These are the advantages of open source software according to Katherine Noyes from her article “10 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business” published on Nov. 5.
  • Security
  • Quality
  • Customizability
  • Freedom
  • Flexibly
  • Interoperability
  • Auditability
  • Support options
  • Cost
  • Try before you buy
disadvantages
Disadvantages
  • These are the disadvantages of open source software according to HRSA.
  • Weak signal sources
  • Must understand business logic in order to adjust
  • User assume more “ownership”
  • Difficult to engage support of vendors
  • Small organizations hard to afford the resources
  • Required professional guidance
examples of open source software
Examples of open source software
  • Linux
  • Gnome
  • KDE
  • Apache
  • Firefox
  • Koffice
examples of office productivity packages
Examples of Office productivity packages
  • Google Apps for business
  • Libreoffice productivity suite
  • Openoffice
  • Microsoft office
  • WordPerfect office x5
  • Zoho
  • Quick office
works citied
Works Citied
  • 2008 July 25. The Open Learning Centre [ cited 2012 Oct. 31] Available from: http://www.theopenlearningcentre.com/resources/faqs/what-is-oss.html.
  • Noyes, Katherine. 2010 Nov. 5. “10 Reasons Open Source Is Good for Business.” [cited on 2012 Oct. 31]Available from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/209891/10_reasons_open_source_is_good_for_business.html.
  • HRSA. [cited on 2012 Oct. 31] Available from: http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/HealthITAdoptiontoolbox/OpenSource/softwareadvantage.html