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Presented by:Amit Bishwas          128                1
Contents Introduction of FOSS History What is free software? What is open source? Advantages Disadvantages Why free...
Introduction of FOSS liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, study,  change, and improve its design through t...
History Free Software Foundation (FSF) was founded in  October 1985 by Richard Stallman in the U.S. Later on, freely mod...
What is free software?free as a matter of liberty, not pricedistributed in source form freely modified and redistributed...
What is open source?marketing name for Free Softwarethe fact that the source code of Free Software is open to and for th...
Advantages Availability of source code and right to  modify it Reuse of code and shorter development  time Right to use...
Disadvantages Disclosure of trade secrets No single entity on which the future of the  software depends No “black boxes...
Why free software isbetter than open source?Software can get for zero priceGives certain freedoms to the users          ...
Examples Linux (or GNU/Linux) freeBSD Open BSD Net BSD GNU/Hurd                                 10
Major free software websites www.slashdot.org www.freshmeat.net www.advogato.org www.opensource.org www.fsf.org      ...
Linux distro Ubuntu linux Fedora Xandros Linspire Win4lin Edbuntu                 12
Thankyou     13
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  1. 1. Presented by:Amit Bishwas 128 1
  2. 2. Contents Introduction of FOSS History What is free software? What is open source? Advantages Disadvantages Why free software is better than open source? Examples Major free software website 2
  3. 3. Introduction of FOSS liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code. freedom to copy and re-use the software, rather than to the price of the software Here is 1 slogan, FSF said whether it is right or wrong "think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer". 3
  4. 4. History Free Software Foundation (FSF) was founded in October 1985 by Richard Stallman in the U.S. Later on, freely modifiable source code in 1991 by Linus Torvalds with version 0.12 in February 1992, he relicensed under the GNU General Public License In 1998 FOSS name was given. 4
  5. 5. What is free software?free as a matter of liberty, not pricedistributed in source form freely modified and redistributedfocuses on the philosophical freedoms 5
  6. 6. What is open source?marketing name for Free Softwarethe fact that the source code of Free Software is open to and for the world to take, to modify and to reuse 6
  7. 7. Advantages Availability of source code and right to modify it Reuse of code and shorter development time Right to use the software in any way Lower development cost 7
  8. 8. Disadvantages Disclosure of trade secrets No single entity on which the future of the software depends No “black boxes” are possible Fewer conflicting due to marketing pressure 8
  9. 9. Why free software isbetter than open source?Software can get for zero priceGives certain freedoms to the users 9
  10. 10. Examples Linux (or GNU/Linux) freeBSD Open BSD Net BSD GNU/Hurd 10
  11. 11. Major free software websites www.slashdot.org www.freshmeat.net www.advogato.org www.opensource.org www.fsf.org 11
  12. 12. Linux distro Ubuntu linux Fedora Xandros Linspire Win4lin Edbuntu 12
  13. 13. Thankyou 13
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