Open software and proprietary software (Proprietary software is closed…
Open software and proprietary software
software is given away with its
Open source software is software where the source code is made freely available . Users may legally modify the source code to create their own software, which can be shared under the same licence and terms as the original software.
Examples GIMP, VLC
Linux is a hugely successful open source OS
open source software
may not get
un-patched security holes
limited user documentation
if something goes wrong.
No customer support
companies using open source code
may not want competitors to see their source code, but they have no choice
Made for the greater good,
not profit- benefits everyone
, encourages collaboration, sharing of ideas.
software can be
adapted by users
creative and innovative
popular software os very r
eliable and secure
Proprietary software is closed source software
Proprietary software is software where only the compiled code is released. The source code is usually a closely guarded secret. - compiled code is the final file so it doesn't tell you how the program was made.
Proprietary software licenses restrict the modification, copying of the software. its usually paid for.
Big companies producing proprietary software include Microsoft, adobe, photoshop.
businesses often use proprietary software.
warranties, documentation and customer support
reliable and updates will come regularly
cheaper for companies
than developing their own custom-built software.
may not fit a user's needs
, and they
can't do anything about it
the company would
want the customers to buy the latest software
so they won't maintain the
older software warranties expire