Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Free In Open Source Software

Free software is a matter of the user’s freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the program's users have the four essential freedoms:
  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies.
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

A program is free software if users have all of these freedoms.Thus, we should be free to redistribute copies, either with or without modifications, either gratis or charging a fee for distribution.
We also should have the freedom to make modifications and use them privately in our own work without even mentioning that they exist. If we do publish our changes, we should not be required to notify anyone in particular, or in any particular way.

The freedom to run the program means the freedom for any kind of person or organization to use it on any kind of computer system, for any kind of overall job and purpose, without being required to communicate about it with the developer or any other specific entity.In this freedom, it is the user's purpose that matters, not the developer's purpose you as a user are free to run the program for your purposes, and if you distribute it to someone else, she is then free to run it for her purposes, but you are not entitled to impose your purposes on her.

The freedom to redistribute copies must include binary or executable forms of the program, as well as source code, for both modified and unmodified versions. (Distributing programs in runnable form is necessary for conveniently installable free operating systems.) It is OK if there is no way to produce a binary or executable form for a certain program (since some languages don't support that feature), but you must have the freedom to redistribute such forms should you find or develop a way to make them. 

  • In open source software have many advantages. Such as lesser hardware costs. For lesser hardware cost is open source solution are easily portable and compressed, beside that it takes lesser hardware power to carry when compared to the hardware power it takes on servers such as , Solaris, Windows or workstations.

  • Beside advantages open source software lesser hardware costs, as you know High-quality software is advantages open source software. Most open source software are well-designed, and open source software can also be efficiently used in coding. Beside that open source software an ideal choice for organizations.

  • No vendor lock-in such as advantages open source software, IT managers in organizations face constant frustration when dealing with vendor lock-ins'. Lack of portability, expensive license fees and inability to customize software are some of the other disadvantages after than open source software give more freedom.

  • The next advantages for open source software is Integrated Management for Open source software uses technologies, such as, common information model (CIM) and web based enterprise management (WBEM).this id high-end technology and can combine server, application, service and workstation management.

  • In advantages open source software have simple license management. Open source software enables for to install it several times and also use it from any location. Beside that we will be free from monitoring, tracking or counting license compliance.

  • After than that for advantages open source software is lower software cost. We can save on licensing fees and maintenance fees. The only expenses that would encounter would be expenditure for documentation, media and support. After that, abundant support is advantages open source software, Open source support is mostly freely available and can be easily accessed through online communities.There are also many software companies that provide free online help and also varied levels of paid support. Most organization who create open source software solutions also provide maintenance and support. 

  • Scaling and consolidating as one advantage for open source software, Linux and open source software can be easily scaled. With varied options for clustering, load balancing and open source applications, such as email and database, and can enable your organization to either scale up and achieve higher growth or consolidate and achieve more with less



      Open sOuRce sofTwArE

      What do you know about open source software????

      And some of people will said:
      •   What is that???
      •   I think it’s boring!
      •  I know nothing about it!
      If you want to know more about what is open source
      Ok! Lets know about it!!!
      Open source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form the source code  and that certain other rights normally reserved for copryright holders are provided under a software license. It permits users to study, change, improve and at the mean times , it also distribute to the software. For your knowledge, some open source licenses meet the requirements of the Open Source definition . Some open source software is available within the public domain . I believe , all the other can have this software.

      Whose develop open source????????
      In 1983 Richard Stallman launched the GNU project. And about the linux kernel it’s started with Linus Torvalds at 1991. 
      About the story, once upon the time, they are study at one university and they have one assignment. When they develop here assignment they found one new software and they try to use the software, and the software is successfully and they give to all members to use because in the past year cost for one software is very expensive and most people afford to buy the software.
      Urmmm about the price……
      Don’t worry about it, because it is free software and all people can have it. We just downloads on internet so it very easy beside no need to use money. Urmm I believe it the other can have it. And if you don’t have connection for download you can take from your member by ISO software.