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Open Source Presentation

  1. 1. Open Source Software<br />Technology or Philosophy?<br />Nigel J Linton<br />
  2. 2. Technology versus Philosophy<br />“Programs whose code is able to be fully studied, edited, redistributed and utilised by anyone – anywhere.”<br />“Free speech not free beer”<br /><ul><li>Change from old style Cathedral construction to a modern Bazaar style.
  3. 3. Community of open source ‘hackers’ have attempted to develop rules and regulations to the process
  4. 4. Open source ‘attitude’ has been adopted by other technology based industries such as biotechnology</li></ul>Nigel J Linton<br />Open Source Software<br />
  5. 5. Examples<br />Firefox – very popular open source browser developed by Mozilla foundation with over 20% market share, others include thunderbird.<br />Linux/Ubuntu – term given to several operating systems operating using the Linux code as the foundation<br />Open.Offfice – project started in 2000 with the aim to reduce office’s dominant market share, many reviews point towards its adaptability <br />Nigel J Linton<br />Open Source Software<br />
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Inclusion<br />How does open source fit in with web 2.0?<br /><ul><li> Strong focus on the users adding value e.g. Ubuntu frequently has new versions available most of which are edited by users and Firefox is heavily reliant on new user add-ons to increase functionality.
  7. 7. Detachment from the old structure of software creation – FireFox doesn’t set specific update dates just informs users that one is underway
  8. 8. Collaboration and community are key with the focus being upon the end product’s ease of use. </li></ul>Nigel J Linton<br />Open Source Software<br />
  9. 9. The future.<br />Many open source software products are expanding – Linux only market share of operating system that is growing<br />Many open source ‘hackers’ would like to see a future where all software is open source...<br />However, companies are beginning to challenge the open source programmes, for example it’s predicted Firefox will be crushed between Chrome and Explorer. <br />Nigel J Linton<br />Open Source Software<br />
  10. 10. Any Questions?<br />Nigel J Linton<br />Open Source Software<br />

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