Open source is a general software license that has revolutionized the software development industry. Before open source software development was limited to the combined effort of a few corporate-hired software engineers working in small groups. The open source movement has changed the way the software is developed. Open source uses broad community-based development techniques that replace a small group of profesional programmers with a large base of experienced individuals. While most large corporations are reluctant to give up the proprietary business model, some have started to realize the benefits of open source in the development of their software. In fact, free open source software, when coupled with service and support, can be profitable for major corporations. This website contains valuable information regarding the open source movementís advantages, disadvantages, and its repercussions on the global software market.|
|Open source and proprietary developers have been in a heated battle over market share.|
But with billions of dollars in the corporate pocket, are the open sourcers fighting an uphill battle?
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