Open Source Software<br />What and why?<br />
Whats-his-face?<br />
What makes a piece of softwareopen source?<br />Must follow the “Open Source Definition”, key points of this:<br /><ul><li...
No copyright restrictions
Free redistribution – shall not be sold or restrict any party selling or giving away.</li></li></ul><li>Open Source Initia...
Benefits<br />Gives developers a huge amount of freedom to improve and distribute.<br />Consumers don’t have to pay a penn...
Proprietary Software<br />Free nor open source software.<br />
Vs Proprietary Software<br />Open source offers an alternative.<br />
Position in MarketIn Focus<br />
Position in Market In Focus<br />VLC Media Player<br />
Position in MarketIn Focus<br />Linux<br />
Funding<br />Donations.<br />Users paying for improvementsand/or removal of bugs.<br />Teaching of languages and code to w...
Funding<br />Can be a problem.<br />Often why individuals are swayed away from open source.<br />
Ethics<br />Computer socialism FTW?<br />Meaning everyone works for each other. <br />Parts of American culture sees socia...
Ethics<br />Ideas are not locked and kept but can be improved by more then person(s) who created it.<br />Creators/contrib...
Drawbacks<br />No guarantee of stability<br />Limited completely dedicated support.<br />Majority of open source software ...
Personal Use<br />
Personal Use<br />
Personal Use<br />
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Open Source

  1. 1. Open Source Software<br />What and why?<br />
  2. 2. Whats-his-face?<br />
  3. 3. What makes a piece of softwareopen source?<br />Must follow the “Open Source Definition”, key points of this:<br /><ul><li>Self-explanatory, the source code of the program is open and accessible for improvement / adaptation.
  4. 4. No copyright restrictions
  5. 5. Free redistribution – shall not be sold or restrict any party selling or giving away.</li></li></ul><li>Open Source Initiative<br />Organization dedicated to promoting open source software.<br />Put together the Open Source Definition <br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. Benefits<br />Gives developers a huge amount of freedom to improve and distribute.<br />Consumers don’t have to pay a penny:<br />$60 billion savings per year to consumers – Standish Group<br />
  8. 8. Proprietary Software<br />Free nor open source software.<br />
  9. 9. Vs Proprietary Software<br />Open source offers an alternative.<br />
  10. 10. Position in MarketIn Focus<br />
  11. 11. Position in Market In Focus<br />VLC Media Player<br />
  12. 12. Position in MarketIn Focus<br />Linux<br />
  13. 13. Funding<br />Donations.<br />Users paying for improvementsand/or removal of bugs.<br />Teaching of languages and code to work a possible piece of open source software.<br />
  14. 14. Funding<br />Can be a problem.<br />Often why individuals are swayed away from open source.<br />
  15. 15. Ethics<br />Computer socialism FTW?<br />Meaning everyone works for each other. <br />Parts of American culture sees socialism as a form of communism.<br />Computers/Internet can be seen as a clean slate to organise the way we access and create information.<br />
  16. 16. Ethics<br />Ideas are not locked and kept but can be improved by more then person(s) who created it.<br />Creators/contributors not rewarded with large financial benefits.<br />
  17. 17. Drawbacks<br />No guarantee of stability<br />Limited completely dedicated support.<br />Majority of open source software applications are not reliable.<br />
  18. 18. Personal Use<br />
  19. 19. Personal Use<br />
  20. 20. Personal Use<br />
  21. 21. Thank you for listening!:)<br />

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