Open Source

Understanding the power of open source.  It is the next big thing. In this day and age, everyone is all about working together  to make things better. Open source is the  ideas and developement of a program, or software by an entire community of people. So how does this apply to code you ask? Source code is a work a lot like book, written by one or many people. The source code is copyrighted by the authors, whether they copyright or not, its automatically done. The author can then decide to distribute the the source code as they like. The distribution will only give rights to the recipients of using the code. This is how they defined open source in wikipedia “Open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product’s source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology. Before the term open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. Subsequently, a new, three-word phrase “open source software” was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.” My personal description of open source is that its a free sharing of informaion, and everything should be open source as this only promotes better developement of technologies, programs , softwares., and more usage of such products. Out of the many open source, I enjoy using wordpress, firefox, codeignitor framework, cakephp framework, symfony framework, php itself is a great open source language. For database, I love using MySQL. Its a great open source for anyone who like to create databases for their website, or blog in particular.

Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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