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Open source technology

Open Source Technology

By: TakiaCrandell

EDU 271

Open source movement
Open Source Movement

  • 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 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
Software: Early Adpoters

  • Linux

  • Apache

  • MySQL

  • Perl


  • Zero purchase cost

  • Easy to use

  • User support

  • Provide products that are fast, secure, and reliable

  • Highly effective


  • Broad support community

  • Greater Flexibility

  • 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
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

Work cited
Work cited

  • Deek, Fadi P., and James A. McHugh. Open Source: Technology and Policy. New York: Cmbridge University Press, 2008. 1-9-309-17. Print. Gruman, Galen.

  • "CHAMPIONS of OPEN SOURCE." InfoWorld 28.14 (2006): 22-24. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.