ABC's of Open source software by gcneophil9



The practice of providing the source code of a particular software through free public circulation
offers developers and producers a practical way of adding new dimension to their design,
development and distribution activities.

Today interactive communities and communication paths are the norm in this field as the
internet enhances these elements in myriad ways. The open source model creates new
avenues which enable input of different agendas, approaches and priorities. And through public
collaboration often comes open source software releases.

Other applications of the open standards have been utilized by the Advanced Research Projects
Agency Network (ARPANET) to develop telecommunication network protocols, while IBM's
once released its operating system among others in the 1950's.

Netscape has been on the same route with the licensing and release of its code under the
Netscape Public License and eventually under the Mozilla Public License. Wikipedia has often
been cited as a good example of the foregoing open source principles, even though there are
standing restrictions over certain uses or users.

Enterprises encounter hurdles in their quest to embrace and use open source software, such as
the viral perceptions around open source licenses and also the lack of formal support, training
and the absence of a strategic long term view flames risk issues around the open initiative.

Future plans are often concealed by various proprietary projects and some open source
licenses are not viral, and revenues are actually accrued by many OSS projects through
financed support documentation.

The dual license strategy is implemented as part of the business strategy of commercial open
source software enterprises as in the case of MySQL and others.

Volunteer programmes are usually the brains behind the development of open source outputs
such as Mozilla Firefox, Apache HTTP Server and the GNU/Linux which enjoys exceptional
success levels.

Open source culture is experiencing growth in popularity which includes content like music,
appropriation art, collage and found footage film. These creations are entitled to copyright
protection but are widely available to those needing it.

This culture freely allows you to modify and redistribute them into the wider community and

Laws are aimed at curbing copyright infringements in some cases creates ambiguity, thus
fueling an atmosphere of uncertainty among advocates of the open culture, and measure have
been put into place to aid the free release of creative works using the intellectual property
licensing techniques of free software and open source software.

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