BSA 375 Week 4 DQ 3 - money to license. The fact that open...

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Open source software is free software with programming code that is available to users for studying,  modifying, redistributing, and building new software versions based on their requirements. Open source  software allows users to build on shared ideas and participate in reviews, distribution, and production.  With continued enhancements and redistribution, there is always improvement to open source products.  When compared to commercial software, open source software is flexible and inexpensive in the sense  that it is practically free to use and modify as needed. Linux, for example, is an open source operating  system that can be freely installed and used, while Microsoft’s operating systems could cost a lot of 
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Unformatted text preview: money to license. The fact that open source software allows access to source code gives users the opportunity to identify and correct programming bugs. Users can tailor open source software according to their needs, and the pace of upgrades is left to them and not the vendor. If users are unhappy with their Red Hat for example, they can simply change their Linux vendor. Liability for infringing on others intellectual property rights, lack of quality guarantees, no obligation to provide regular updates, and absence of qualified and accountable support are however some risks associated with open source software....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course BSA/375 BRBSIT911 taught by Professor Shawnpullum during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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