Venue: A Block, G D Goenka University, Gurgaon
Name of Facilitator: Dr. Sumedha Chauhan
Time Duration: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Thursday 22-02-2015
About the Activity
Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone. “Source code” is the part of software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a “program” or “application”—works. Programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don’t always work correctly. Some software has source code that cannot be modified by anyone but the person, team, or organization who created it and maintains exclusive control over it. This kind of software is frequently called “proprietary software” or “closed source” software, because its source code is the property of its original authors, who are the only ones legally allowed to copy or modify it. Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop are examples of proprietary software.
In order to use proprietary software, computer users must agree (usually by signing a license displayed the first time they run this software) that they will not do anything with the software that the software’s authors have not expressly permitted. Open Source Software Adoption Process consists of a number of best practices that enable organizations to leverage open source software in their projects effectively and ensures compliance with licenses and organizational policies.