Archive for March, 2009

ITEE – Open Source Software (March 2009)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Open Source Software (OSS) is developed when the efforts of programming are distributed to multiple parties to improve an application. During this process, code is open to a wider development community to freely exchange ideas among a vast knowledge pool. Successful applications survive by continually being developed while others that the communities are not interested in remain unchanged. Many firms are looking to solve similar business problems therefore this approach decreases the cost of development and increases quality, reliability and flexibility. The ITEE focused on companies’ and clients’ top concerns about OSS: security, availability of applications and ongoing support costs.