Open Source Software
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Sacramento Professional Network
Define Open Source
Motivation of open source developers
License Typ...
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Microsoft Office
$399.00
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Photoshop $50.00/mo
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Visio $589.00
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Norton $60.00/year
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Autocad $4195.00
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Maya $3675.00
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What is Open Source
Software available free of charge as an alternative to
conventional commercial models. Open source sof...
Important points
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Free of charges
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Disseminated at will
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Source code can be altered to suit your needs
(if you are a pr...
Official Definition
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Open Source Initiative
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The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation
with global sc...
How Do They Make Money
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Reduce Cost
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Some open source projects are done to share development
costs with less hassel with...
Its not always about the money
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Alturisim
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Ego
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Resume Building
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Make the software better fit a companys needs
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Creat...
Open Source Licenses
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Academic Free Lic
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Aferron GPL
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Artistic Lic
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BSD
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Gnu Public License
(GPL)
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Lesser Gnu Public...
It Isn't Only Software
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Creative Commons
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Expand the range of creative works for others to
build upon
– Books
– Movies
–...
So What Is Out There
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Microsoft Office
Alternatives
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Open Office (Apache)
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Libre Office
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Outlook Alternative
– Thuderb...
Wait Theres More
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Graphics
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Gimp (Photoshop
Replacement)
– Gimpshop
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Inkscape (Illustrator
Replacement)
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Scribus (In d...
Even More
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Video Editing
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Avidemux
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Screen Recorders
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Ezvid(free but not true
open source)
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Webinaria
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Camstudio
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G...
Where do I look for this
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Google
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Open source alternatives to ______
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Osalt.com
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Source Forge sourceforge.com
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OpenSo...
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Open Source Software

  1. 1. Open Source Software ● Sacramento Professional Network Define Open Source Motivation of open source developers License Types Creative Commons What type of software is available
  2. 2. ● Microsoft Office $399.00 ● Photoshop $50.00/mo ● Visio $589.00 ● Norton $60.00/year ● Autocad $4195.00 ● Maya $3675.00 ● Oracle $350.00/named user Why do I want to know this ● $$$$$$$$$$$$$ ● $$$$$$$$$$$$$ ● $$$$$$$$$$$$$
  3. 3. What is Open Source Software available free of charge as an alternative to conventional commercial models. Open source software can be used and disseminated at will, and the source code is open and can be changed as required. The only condition is that the user make such changes known and pass this information on to others. Open source software is the shared intellectual property of all developers and users and, thanks to the collaboration, achieves a higher level of quality than software produced using conventional means http://www.heidelberg.com/pe/www/en/glossary/glossaryitems/ O
  4. 4. Important points ● Free of charges ● Disseminated at will ● Source code can be altered to suit your needs (if you are a programmer) ● Shared intelluctual property of Users and Developers
  5. 5. Official Definition ● Open Source Initiative ● The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation with global scope formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community ● The official definition is available at http://opensource.org/osd
  6. 6. How Do They Make Money ● Reduce Cost ● Some open source projects are done to share development costs with less hassel with formal contracts ● Dual Licensing ● Open Source Version for private use or other Open source Project. Commercial version for propriatary use. ● Sale of training and support ● Up Sale ● Donations
  7. 7. Its not always about the money ● Alturisim ● Ego ● Resume Building ● Make the software better fit a companys needs ● Creative Expression ● Learning the latest technologies
  8. 8. Open Source Licenses ● Academic Free Lic ● Aferron GPL ● Artistic Lic ● BSD ● Gnu Public License (GPL) ● Lesser Gnu Public License ● IBM Public License ● Sun Public License ● Xfree86 ● Many more ● Compare at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Co mparison_of_free_and_open- source_software_licenses
  9. 9. It Isn't Only Software ● Creative Commons ● Expand the range of creative works for others to build upon – Books – Movies – Photography – Articles – Music
  10. 10. So What Is Out There ● Microsoft Office Alternatives ● Open Office (Apache) ● Libre Office ● Outlook Alternative – Thuderbird ● Lightening ● Google Docs ● Calligra ● Security ● Antivirus – Avast – Free AVG – ClamWin – Avira ● Backup – Clonezilla – Fog
  11. 11. Wait Theres More ● Graphics ● Gimp (Photoshop Replacement) – Gimpshop ● Inkscape (Illustrator Replacement) ● Scribus (In design Replacement) ● Blender (Maya Replacement) ● Visio(Flowcharting) ● Dia ● Calligra Flow ● Computer Aided Design(Autocad) ● BRL Cad ● Free CAD ● Archimedes
  12. 12. Even More ● Video Editing ● Avidemux ● Screen Recorders ● Ezvid(free but not true open source) ● Webinaria ● Camstudio ● Games ● 0AD ● Saurbraten ● Data Base Systems ● MySQL ● Postgres ● Maria DB ● Operating systems ● Solaris ● BSD ● Linux
  13. 13. Where do I look for this ● Google ● Open source alternatives to ______ ● Osalt.com ● Source Forge sourceforge.com ● OpenSourceList.org ● WikiPedia ● http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_and_open- source_software_packages
  14. 14. Demo Time

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