Information technology for business

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Information technology for business

  1. 1. CIA Presentation Information Technology for Business
  2. 2. Welcome to the world of Open source
  3. 3. What is Open Source ? The term “Open Source" refers to software that is liberally licensed, allowing the end user more freedoms than conventional software licenses.
  4. 4. Open Source V/s Freeware
  5. 5. History • MIT community. •IBM’s Airline Control Program. • In the 1970s AT&T distributed early versions of UNIX at no cost to government and academic researchers. • The advent of Usenet(Newsgroups, Duke University) in the early 1980s further connected the programming community and provided a simpler way for programmers to share their software and contribute to software others had written.
  6. 6. What really Happened ? In the late 1970s and early 1980s, computer vendors and software-only companies began routinely charging for software licenses, marketing it as "Program Products" and imposing legal restrictions on new software developments, now seen as assets, through copyrights ,trademarks, and leasing contracts. In 1976 Bill Gates signaled the change of the times when he wrote his now-famous Open Letter to Hobbyists, sending out the message that what hackers called "sharing" was, in his words, "stealing". In 1979, AT&T, for example, began to enforce its restrictive licences when the company decided it might profit by selling the Unix system
  7. 7. Y Open Source ? All software has source code. Open source software grants every user access to that code. Freedom means choice. Choice means power. Open source simply creates better software. Everyone collaborates, the best technology wins. Not just within one company, but among an Internet-connected, worldwide community. New ideas and code travel the world in an instant.
  8. 8. Have you heard of them ?
  9. 9. Better start using them…
  10. 10. Make the world a better place to live…

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