The Web Economy/10

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History of Open Source[edit | edit source]

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics[edit | edit source]

  • Open Source was the original way software was written and shared among university students and professionals[1].
  • It was then closed by commercial vendors, forcing Richard Stallman to start the Free Software movement[2].
  • Open Source has evolved and mature with different players and philosophies[3].
  • This fine line between the two looks like a long religious one. Even the combination acronym FOSS that stands for Free and Open Source Software[4] is not accepted by Stallman.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

  • Research on the statement that software was originally free.
  • How does such software companies make money back then?
  • What did Richard Stallman[5] fight for and how is it different from Open Source[6]?
  • How is Microsoft working with Open Source?[7].

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