If you are a building a website or a forum, chances are you are using a web editor or paying for message board services. The costs of using these "out of the box" products can add up, especially if you are trying to grow your business. Let's look at some good "open source" options for you to consider. You may be surprised at how much money open source can save you.
What is open source? The webopedia describes it as follows:
Generically, open source refers to a program in which........ Read More
Open Source Software
If you've spent any lengthy amount of time on the Internet, you've probably heard of open source software but might not have fully understood what it is and why it even exists. This article will describe this recent phenomenon and describe some of its benefits for the software using community.
In a nutshell, open source software is software made by everyone - for everyone. The hopes behind its development is that through its open access, it will evolve into something that represents the tr........ Read More
Java Goes Open Source
In November of this year Sun Microsystems moved to "open source" status for Java, after a decade of maintaining proprietary status for the portable programming language. Specifically, Sun has placed Java into the public domain by putting it under GPL - an acronym for General Public License. What this means is that software programmers will have vastly increased freedom to develop programs based on Java and to develop modifications for the language itself.
It also puts Sun into the mainstream ........ Read More
Open Source Software Is Ripe For Exploitation
Business owners and business professionals fear the risk of using Open Software products. They can see that some businesses take this path and seem to benefit from the cost savings that Open Source offers, but they feel open vulnerable.
This not a charge that is exclusive to Open Source products, since I have worked with organizations who have bought software product and support only to find that it is buggy and that the software developer has a three month release cycle. I have been involved i........ Read More
In general, the term open source refers to the principles and methodologies to promote open access to the production and design process for various goods, products, and resources. The term is most commonly used in reference to source code of software that is made available to the general public with either relaxed or non-existent intellectual property restrictions.
Open source allows users to create user-generated software content through either incremental individual effort or through c........ Read More
Open Source Content Management Systems - An Overview
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Open Source Web Design
Every once in a while I run across a site that makes me say, "WOW, what a useful resource!" Open Source Web Design (OSWD) is one of those sites.
As you can probably tell by the articles I've featured on MyWebResource, I'm a strong advocate for using templates to streamline website development. As a designer, I produce free templates to give back to the Internet community, and I really enjoy doing so, but occassionally, the idea machine comes to a screeching halt. That's where sites like OSWD p........ Read More
Open Source Goes Mainstream
We lawyers have noticed a trend: in the early days, open source software was seen as renegade stuff, unsuitable for mainstream business. Increasingly, however, businesses are utilising open source technology for a wide range of technology including fundamentals such as the operating software.
Red Hat is the most recognised commercial open source brand and is seeing significant growth year on year as open source products take off.
Open source products have been dogged by a reputation for unre........ Read More
Taking Advantage Of Open Source Php Mysql Applications
One obvious solution is to approach a software development company and obtain a custom built product. However to take this approach one needs to first know what features and functionality is desired. Then on the other hand in some instances the need does not warrant the cost of commissioning a custom application.
A plethora of free open source web applications exist today. Regardless of the specific circumstances of the need these applications can quite often prove to be a valuable resource.
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