free means free an overview of open source technologies n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Free Means Free: An Overview of Open Source Technologies PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Free Means Free: An Overview of Open Source Technologies

Loading in 2 Seconds...

  share
play fullscreen
1 / 25
vivien

Free Means Free: An Overview of Open Source Technologies - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

114 Views
Download Presentation
Free Means Free: An Overview of Open Source Technologies
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Free Means Free: An Overview of Open Source Technologies

  2. Open Source Technologies • Desktop Applications • Web Applications • Integrated Library Systems • Operating Systems • Non-open Source Free Applications and Websites

  3. Open Source vs. Free Software • Kind of a marketing thing • “Free” sounds cheap/bad quality • “Open” had/has fewer negative connotations • Open software is free to use, modify, and distribute however you like as long as you give credit where it is due and keep it “open” • Open source companies generally earn their money through providing support rather than selling software

  4. Desktop Applications • Firefox • OpenOffice.org • Notepad++ • GIMPshop • Audacity

  5. Firefox Browser – mozilla.com

  6. OpenOffice.org

  7. Notepad++

  8. GIMPshop

  9. Audacity

  10. Web Applications • Drupal • Joomla • WAMP Server

  11. Drupal

  12. Joomla

  13. WAMP Server

  14. Integrated Library Systems • Koha • Evergreen • Greenstone

  15. Koha

  16. Evergreen

  17. Greenstone

  18. Ubuntu Desktop and Server Operating Systems

  19. Non-Open Source Free Applications and Websites • Google Docs • Skype • Creative Commons

  20. Google Docs

  21. Skype

  22. Creative Commons

  23. Disadvantages • Unanticipated costs • Volunteer online support community • Applications may lose developer support • Lack of dedicated training and support in most cases • No guarantees or 1-800 numbers

  24. Advantages • Nothing to buy, trying things out easier • Regular updates and upgrades • No restriction on use, distribution • No upfront costs besides time • Volunteer online support community

  25. Thank you!