Open Source Implementation -googims

23 Jul

Business OPEN SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION "" OVERVIEW Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. Still people prefer Free Software rather than Open source, of which the genesis can be found in 1997 as a group of IT enthusiasts liberated the software fraternity from the limitation of review. The basic idea was to provide free software not free in terms of cost but free to suit their needs. It provided freedoms to change, develop, re develop, distribute, redistribute without any bounds of intellectual property. Open source has been licensed with a copyright license .pliant with Open source definition. The Open source definition is upheld by the entire open source .munity. The Open source does not limit to access to source code, but it also has to fulfil the following criteria: "Free Redistribution "Source Code "Derived Works "Integrity of the Author"s Source code "No discrimination against Persons or Groups "No discrimination against fields of endeavour "Distribution of License "License must not be specific to a product "License must not restrict other software "License must be Technology Neutral Open source definition is protected and promoted by Open source initiative. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source .munity. Open source .munity varies from individual programmers to very large corporations. Some of the popular open source software products are Mozilla Firefox, Linux, PHP and many more. Open source promises better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in. As every coin has two sides, Open source also suffers with certain limitations. It is believed that most open source software applications are not reliable. Most of the developers and promoters of free source software believe in an obscure, idealistic world where intellectual property rights do not exist and software .panies do not sell .mercial software. Hence most of the applications are not reliable and one cannot run critical business operations on them. It is often .plained that despite of having several groups on net to help, no proper support exists for open source. No help documents and manuals are made available since the software is being changed every second week. With higher installation costs and in.patibility with present day gadgets, Open source can be truly be expensive. There are no regular updates available for users and thus one can be stuck with their older versions. To sum up, though open source can neither be ignored nor hated. Its fan following will still persist. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: