Open Source Software (OSS) Essay

Open Source Software (OSS)
This paper describes the philosophy behind Open Source Software (OSS).
# 3213 | 1,115 words | 4 sources | 2002 | PK
Published on Sep 10, 2003 in Computer and Technology (Software)

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This paper explains what open software is, why it was organized, what its benefits are and how it can be used. Case studies are included.

From the Paper:

"Open source is not a technology, rather a different way of thinking about and organizing the software development process. Open source software (OSS) development is more of a collaborative process that has benefited with the expansion of the Internet. Anyone with an Internet connection can now download source code available in the public domain, modify it and post the results back to the community. As opposed to this proprietary software development adheres to the principle of strict protection of intellectual property found in the publishing industry."

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