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  • Benefits Of Open Source Software

    What is Open Source? Much of the software created in today’s world is created by a company who then has total control over modifying, distributing, monetizing, and granting rights for it. This means that users who purchase the software cannot modify it, share it, and may not actually own it. On the other hand, Open Source software has its code available on the internet for anyone to inspect, copy, modify, and distribute. This makes it cheaper than closed source software, more secure, free to control or “libre”, and very flexible. There are many open source information systems, but the question is, should you choose them? Benefits of Open Source Software The main benefits of open source software are its freedom, quality, security, and flexibility. Being free doesn’t just mean the software does not cost money to use,…

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  • Open Source Software Projects: A Balance Of Trust And Control

    Open Source Software Projects: A Balance of Trust and Control According to Jones et al. (2005), trust is the single most important driver for the success of virtual teams. However, as a result of Michael Gallivan’s (2001) case study on open source software projects, he now believes that there is another variable to this movement that can be found in control. He presents the McDonaldization theory by identifying four aspects of modern organizations: efficiency, calculability, predictability and…

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  • The Cathedral And The Bazaar: A Comparative Analysis

    In his iconic book, “The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary” (Raymond , 1999), contrast Raymond between two different work (or software develop) methods: the Cathedral model and the Bazaar model. According to the Cathedral model, which is more common in the commercial software companies, the develop of software is done by an exclusive group of software developers and the end user is getting (or buying) a close package with readymade source…

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  • Free Economy Model

    globalisation and the network economy this public content can be viewed and shared all around the world. Wikipedia for example is the largest online wiki website, it is non-for profit and is considered more up to date than the encyclopedia Britannica (Kelly, 2009). YouTube is another public shared platform and is a popular video streaming service which has up to one billion active worldwide users per month (The Huggington Post, 2015). These are just two of the many examples of platforms with a…

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  • Ideo Case Study

    recognize opportunities to innovate so as to create sustainable competitive advantage. It became apparent that companies can no longer afford to rely entirely on their own ideas to advance their business, nor can they restrict their innovations to a single path to market (Henry W.Chesbrough, 2003). In that vein, open innovation and crowdsourcing are trending up and becoming a manifestation of a larger bandwagon…

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  • Deconstructing Oracle America Case Study

    They sued Google on the basis that Google’s Android platform copied the “structure, sequence, and organization” of thirty-seven Java APIs without permission in 2010. Google’s need for Sun’s APIs stemmed from their development of Android in 2005. They contacted Sun with the hopes of getting approval to use, adapt and open source Java, which was unsuccessful. According to court documents from Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc., “The point of contention between the parties was Google 's refusal…

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  • Startup Entrepreneurs Case Study

    The Startup Entrepreneurs and the Open Source Software Pivot The open source technology industry advances to become more regulated and isolating that makes it difficult for new players to have a point. The expertise of use for software with hardware is much better known. This is the era of the developer-defined system, where they have the power to take a decision in making technologies like cloud infrastructure and applications. The open source technologies have proven one of the most influence…

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  • Effects Of Digital Surveillance

    Protecting ones creations or inventions is done by copyrighting. Unfortunately copyright ones creation does not stop some people or companies from trying to take ones idea and make it seem like it is their own. This essay will exploring how easy it is toe copy and share material on the internet and the effects of copyrighting, influence of the open-source movement on attitudes toward copyright, and relationship between creativity and innovation with intellectual property rights. Next we will…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Should You Use An Open Source?

    If you have ever met an open source enthusiast, you’ve probably heard their reasons behind why they believe it is the best and only way of the Internet. It is undeniable just how many benefits open source software offers, but the most controversial question today is do those benefits outweigh the negatives? If you are unaware of what open source is, here is a quick summary that those of us who aren’t technically inclined can understand; it’s free to use, you can customize it, security…

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  • Case Study Of The UK Government Digital Services

    Government Digital Service - known as GDS. GDS is a multidisciplinary team of developers, designers, writers, product managers, researchers, analysts, technical architects and others, based in London. GDS is a multidisciplinary team of developers, designers, writers, product managers, researchers, analysts, technical architects and others, based in London. We’re responsible for the digital transformation of government. And we do it all in the open. We code in the open. I 'm going to tell…

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