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Transcript of Open Source
As per the statistics from Q3 of 2013, Android owns 81.3% of the smartphone market, which is a 6.3% increase, compared to the previous year.
Apple's iOS, which pioneered the smartphone era, settled at 13.4%, a 2.2% decrease and Microsoft's Windows Phone OS had been struggling to make up for 5% of the market, with 4.1% of the share.
What is open source?
Open source is not an entity.
Open source is not a company.
So what is it?
An idea to make a change.
An idea, to make ideas, matter.
An idea of collaboration.
An idea to solve seemingly impossible problems, effectively.
An idea to bring out innovation in working out tedious challenges.
An idea that freedom is a basic right of every individual and is to be respected.
Opposite of open source, is "
" or "
In short, the concept of closed source is that the users of the proprietary software have no freedom.
Use of the source code or distribution of a proprietary software is a punishable offense.
Simply put, open source is an idea that any person who uses a piece of software is as important as its developer.
The objective of open source to share the code with the world, for making better software.
Any software whose code is freely available to read is an "open source software", with GNU and Linux being prominent and historic examples.
So, is open source really at work?
Where exactly is it dominating the proprietary software?
Mint is a fork of Ubuntu and Debian and has been the most downloaded Linux "distro" since a year.
Debian is one of the most powerful and versatile operating systems.
It has been "forked" more than 140 times and has more than 35,000 software packages in its repositories.
Fedora is developed by Red Hat and is a fork of Red Hat Linux.
Fedora, like Debian, is known for the large number of packages available.
Ubuntu, a fork(derivative) of Debian, is one of the most popular desktop operating systems.
Red Hat is the biggest contributor to the open source community.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the most used operating systems for servers and enterprise.
Four of the ten fastest computers on the planet are powered by RHEL.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server(SLES) is an operating system aimed at mainframes, servers and supercomputers.
SuSE, like RHEL, powers the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
CentOS is derived from RHEL and is called the "free" version of RHEL
Objectives of the club:
To have everybody know the importance of open source.
To have everybody acquainted to the newest open source software and technologies.
To have everybody participate actively in collective and collaborative development programs.
To have everybody contribute to the worldwide open source community.
To have everybody spread the importance of open source.
Because together, we are free!
Club Lead: Suhas Bharadwaj, CSE A,II year
Web and networks Lead: Khadhar Pasha, CSE B,II year
Events Lead: Akshay Tiwari, CSE A,II year
Recruitment Lead: Aditya Varma, CSE A, II year
Projects Lead: Medha, CSE B, II year
Publicity Lead: Chandraveer, CSE B, II year
Slackware is one of the first Linux based operating systems. It was first released in 1993 and has been operational since then.
Slackware aims at stability and simplicity.
Firefox OS, is an upcoming operating system for mobile devices and aims to provide a complete open and community-driven platform.
Firefox OS sets itself to compete with Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone, Google's Android, Jolla's Sailfish OS and Canonical's Ubuntu Touch.
WordPress is the most used CMS on the Web.
Nearly 60% of all the websites that use CMS technology, use WordPress.
WordPress is used by more than 19% of the top 10 million websites.
WordPress is the most popular blogging
with more than 60 million websites running on it.
Drupal is the second highest used content management on the internet.
Drupal has a nearly 14% share in the market.
OpenShift is a cloud platform developed by Red Hat and is one of the top rated cloud platforms of 2013.
Heroku is an open source club platform developed by Salesforce.com, the top cloud computing platforms developer.
Heroku has been rated in the top five cloud platforms and has received many awards.
MySQL is the second most widely used relational database management system.
Most of cloud platforms and content management systems are built on MySQL.
"Hadoop", has become synonymous to big data, in the last few months.
Apache Hadoop is a framework for handling big data.
Hadoop is the most used software framework to handle big data.
Facebook, Yahoo!, eBay and many more, of the top 50 internet and tech giants, use Hadoop for processing big data in their software warehouses.
The Apache HTTP Server is the first web server that was powered by Linux.
It is the most popular web server.
Nearly 63% of all the websites are served by the Apache Web Server.
It played a very crucial role in the shaping and development of the World Wide Web.