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Open source VS proprietary Software

A corporate view on the differences

Barry-Lee Lodewyks

on 4 April 2013

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Transcript of Open source VS proprietary Software

Proprietary WHAT IS
OPEN SOURCE Software developed by lots of individuals ISSUES Quo Vadis WHAT IS
PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE Also known as  closed source software  ISSUES CURRENT STATUS Open Source OPEN SOURCE vs PROPRIETARY Software A corporate perspective History The Source Code is made available to the masses Often makes it very appealing for developers who don't want to build something from scratch for free on a volunteer basis. to use and alter. Software licensed under exclusive legal right of the copyright holder with the intent that the licensee is given the right to use the software only under certain conditions and restricted from other uses, such as modification, sharing, studying, redistribution, or reverse engineering. PHILOSOPHY Software should be free and accessible By distributing the source code, it’ll result in increased scrutiny and therefore make the open source software more secure Philosophy Restrict source code and buy licenses for use of software Retaining code makes the software more secure where as the widely available code makes it easier to security vulnerabilities Software should be free and accessible By distributing the source code, it’ll result in increased scrutiny and therefore make the open source software more secure Businesses can’t rely on security of solution Lack of IT professionals with required skills Level of documentation and support varies GUI are often not use friendly Not Free with client sensitive information
Crucial business operational information IT skill is expensive Designed by developers for developers Software and maintenance costs are expensive at first Still pay for customisation and innovation Vendor Lock in No view or alteration can be made to the source code a trusted brand that includes
higher levels of security and functionality,
continuous innovation,
a greater ability to scale,
ongoing training and support and
a lower requirement for technical skills. Corporations tend to steer clear of implementing OS packages because with Proprietary software you can't: The fight is that is on everyone's lips software is the cellular operating system fight between a few but the big ones are Apple (SP) and Android (OS) Oldest fight is between LINUX and WINDOWS Put an SLA in place
Maintenance agreements
And some other business assumes accountability for the software use in the process. OS is developer appealing. Most smaller IT shops use OS software as its less prone to viruses and therefore more robust Table of Contents What is Open Source software
What in Proprietary software
Issues with Open Source
Issues with Proprietary
Current Status
Quo Vadis MuleSoft (esb)
Spring (integration tool) Organisation still try and steer clear of open source More secure and robust proprietary systems available "Where we going" Operational systems are Proprietary but backup and processing systems tend to be Open Source Open Source coming in at a lower level in business Bibliography http://eu.conecta.it/paper/brief_history_open_source.html
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