Open Source Software
Open Source software is software with open source code that
is available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify
and redistribute the source code without paying any fee. There
are therefore a number of rules to be considered in the creation
of Open Source software. As such, some of the rules and restrictions
which have to be applied during the porcess of the development
and distribution of Open Source software such as Linux can
be listed as follows:
- Free Redistribution: the users of Open
Source software are not restricted when it comes to selling
or giving away such software as a component of an aggregate
software distributution containing programs from a number
of different sources. In other words, no royalty will be
required for a sale of the software.
- Source Code: all Open Source software
is required to include the source code and herethrough give
permission for distribution of the software and source code.
In the event where some of the source code is not included
with the software, another well-publicised means of obtaining
the relevant source code, a reasonable reproduction must
be downloadable via the Internet without change. The source
code must also come in the form most preferably used by
programmers who in turn modify programs with use of such
source code. Forms such as the output of a preprocessor
or translator as well as deliberately obfuscated source
code is not allowed.
- Modifications: Open Source software must
allow for modifications and derived works, which can then
be distributed under the same terms of the original software.
- Source Code Integrity: source code may
be restricted from being distributed in modified form only
in the case that the software allows distribution of "patch
files" with the source code specifically intended for
program modification at build time. All Open Source software
must allow distribution of software built from modified
source code. Modified or derived works may need to carry
different names or version numbers to the original.
- No Discrimination against Persons or Fields of
Endeavour: software may not discriminate against
any persons or restrict anyone from use of the software
in a specific filed of endeavour. Open Source software can
therefore be used by any type of business and for genetic
research. Therefore, all groups of persons are equally eligible
to make use of and contribute to Open Source.
- Non-Specific to Particular Software or Technology:
Open Source software must be innately applicable to and
with any software or technology in place.
Open Source Development Applications used by Intoweb
Intoweb Design Develops most of its websites with open source applications. The applications that Intoweb use are
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One of Intowebs open source development languages is PHP, here at Intoweb we offer the training course, sell PHP books online and we also programm our websites in PHP.
Intoweb is also one of the leading training facilities around because it only offers the best when it comes to training, some of the training courses that we offer is Linux.
Intoweb currently offers 5 different Linux courses:
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- Linux Essentials
- Linux Networking
- Linux Security
- Linux GUI System administration course 100a
- Linux GUI System networking course 100b
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Intoweb also offers assisstance for Linux migration.This process of migration is when a company switches from windows to Linux operating systems.
The most common reason for companies to go through with Linux Migration are:
- Lower Cost
- Better Performance
- Fewer Viruses
- A More Stable Platform
- More Control Over The Technology
To find out more about how to use one of Intoweb's solutions, contact us: