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An Introduction to Open Source Software

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Presented online on 22 & 28 April 2008 via the Nebraska Library Commission. (Works best if you download the PPT and read the notes.)

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An Introduction to Open Source Software

  1. 1. An Introduction to Open Source Software Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatwhat/5460833/
  3. 3. To be Open Source it must have… <ul><li>Free Redistribution (sort of) </li></ul><ul><li>Source Code </li></ul><ul><li>Derivitive Works </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity of The Author's Source Code </li></ul><ul><li>No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of License </li></ul><ul><li>License Must Not Be Specific to a Product </li></ul><ul><li>License Must Not Restrict Other Software </li></ul><ul><li>License Must Be Technology-Neutral </li></ul>
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/copenhagenbrains/827570460/
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/veronicalola/220985902/
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyzipper/132685095/
  8. 9. Why now? http://www.flickr.com/photos/drp/47876071/
  9. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitsa_sakurako/1407449118/ “ Linux is a cancer” –Steve Balmer, Microsoft CEO
  10. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/20792787@N00/53071820/
  11. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/5tein/2380827810/
  12. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/maratimba/14415319/
  13. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/2119674488/
  14. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vadania/525579200/
  15. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wlscience/2121691688/
  16. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinl8888/470783978/
  17. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggplant/44101381/
  18. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnadi/32325828/
  19. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/work4bandwidth/116246946/
  20. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/arycogre/54110476/
  21. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/536550986/
  22. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn/6998637/
  23. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wicks/2201785596/
  24. 33. Thank you! <ul><li>Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Special thanks to Julian Clark of the Georgetown University Law Library for content and inspiration. </li></ul>

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