21 people attended the July 2014 program meeting hosted by BDPA Cincinnati chapter. The topic was 'Open Source Tools and Resources'. The guest speaker was Greg Greenlee (Blacks In Technology).
'Open source' refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use or modification from its original design. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations. Over 85% of enterprises are using open source software. Managers are quickly realizing the benefit that community-based development can have on their businesses. This month, we put on our geek hats and detective gloves to learn how we can monitor our computers’ environments using open source tools. This meetup covered some of the most popular ‘Free and Open Source Software’ (FOSS) tools used to monitor various aspects of your computer environment.