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Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 2276A/B
Frederick King

Open Sourcing 4/2/2013 6:23:00 AM Traditional Software  Traditional model of software development – developed in secret, it is complied in code readable only by machines o The source code (human readable) is compiled into object code (machine readable only executable files) composed of pure binary code (0’s and 1’s) o We get a license to use the object code and agree not to use, copy, sell, etc. it Open Source Software  Open source – the source code is freely available, can’t distribute open source software without making the code freely available o Requirements:  Must give away the license – you can charge for the work done, but you can’t charge a license fee (can’t charge for sharing it with anyone else)  Must distribute the source code – gives everyone the right and ability to change the code if they want to  License must allow for modifications  Can’t restrict the ability to modify open source software  Cant discriminate against people, groups or fields of
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