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Oss pres (3).

  1. 1. What Are They? <br />
  2. 2. What Are They?<br />
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  4. 4. What is OSS?<br />Open source software (OSS) is a computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders They are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software.<br />
  5. 5. A google search for the phrase open source in mid-January 2005 returned approximately 28.8nillion web page hits and 11,000 news articles. <br />
  6. 6. Other Examples:<br /> KEEP (Knowledge Exchange Exhibit and Presentation )<br />
  7. 7. The freedom to …<br />run the program, for any purpose. <br />study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. <br />redistribute copies so that you can help others. <br />improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. <br />
  8. 8. Features<br /> <br />Source code. <br />Free redistribution. <br />Derived works. <br />
  9. 9. Why OSS? <br />reduced cost<br />absence of user restrictions and vendor lock-in<br />consistency with traditional academic values of openness and sharing. <br />
  10. 10. Why Cautious (To Be Cont.)<br /> (1) Cost<br /> Time (installing and maintaining the system)<br /> Technical support<br /> Training<br /> Unexpected costs<br />
  11. 11. Why Cautious<br />(2) Technology <br /> Inconsistent licenses<br /> Sustainability:<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Baldi, S., Heier, H., and Mehler-Bicher, A. (September, 2003). Communications of the ACM, 46 (9), 105-107.<br />Hepbum, G. and Buley, J. (n. d. ). Getting open source software into schools: Strategies and challenges. Innovate. Retrieved from: http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=323<br />Hotrum, M, Ludwig, B. and Baggaley, J. (2005). Technical evaluation support: Open source software: fully featured vs. “the devil you know”. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 6 (1). Retrieved from: http:// www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/213/296<br />Kapper, M. (March/April, 2005). How is open source special? Educause Review, 72-73.<br />Liyoshi, T. , Richardson, C., and McGrath, O. Harnessing open technologies to promote open educational knowledge sharing. Retrieved from: http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=339<br />Stephenson, R. (n. d.). Open source/Open course learning: Lessons for educators from free and open source software. Innovate. Retrieved from: http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=345<br />Wheeler, B. (July/August, 2004). Open source 2007: How did this happen? Educause Review, 12-27.<br />http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2010/03/20-most-popular-open-source-software-ever-2.html (20 common OSS)<br />

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