Policy Driven ProgrammingScott GoretzkePOS/3553/19/14Gary SmithPolicy Driven ProgrammingWhat fickle things policies are; they drive the processes of daily routine and can outline the main ideals in a project. They align standards and allow for work to be done in a strategic and rule driven way; however those “rules” can get in the way of the real work. For all its glory, policy can hinder processes or ideals and really dictate how something is accomplished without input from anyone. The same can be said about software development, namely operating system development. While closed source systems provide a level of support that can only be received from the owners of the operating system, the open source allows for a freedom in development that really allows for user driven progress. The comparison can be lengthy;
however some of the important differences can be measured in cost, support, and development style.