What is Open Source Software?
Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the
power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The
promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more
flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in. More ....
Why Open Source?
Source code contains algorithms, business logic and methodologies of software. It is a vital asset of software developer. Besides financial benefits, Open Source Software enable software developers to modify the function and feature of the software.
What is Linux?
Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Click on the link below to find out more about the operating system that is causing a revolution in the world of computers.
The benefit of using it as the base operating system is beyond simple
cost reduction considerations. Very often, Linux users will be able
to uncover the impressive strength of this open operating system
in terms of reliability, performance, scalability and security in
a multi-user and multi-tasking deployment.
How do Linux developers survive if everything is free to be downloaded?
In the Open Source world, software will be free to be downloaded. Services for training, consultation, customization and maintenance will be paid. The new business model in information technology industry will be "Software As A Service", in short SAAS.
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