OPEN SOURCE VS. CLOSED SOURCE

Vidyasagar Potdar, Elizabeth Chang

Abstract

Open source software development represents a fundamentally new concept in the field of software engineering. Open source development and delivery occurs on Internet time. Developers are not confined to a geographic area. They work voluntarily on a project of their choice. Developers work for peer-recognition and self-satisfaction. Open Source software is always in an evolutionary stage: it never reaches a final stage. As new requirements emerge the software is enhanced by the user/developers. In this paper, we give an introduction to the insights of open source software development. We then elucidate the perceived benefits and point out the differences between open source and closed source software development approaches.

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Potdar V. and Chang E. (2004). OPEN SOURCE VS. CLOSED SOURCE . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 609-613. DOI: 10.5220/0002603206090613


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis04,
author={Vidyasagar Potdar and Elizabeth Chang},
title={OPEN SOURCE VS. CLOSED SOURCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={609-613},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002603206090613},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - OPEN SOURCE VS. CLOSED SOURCE
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Potdar V.
AU - Chang E.
PY - 2004
SP - 609
EP - 613
DO - 10.5220/0002603206090613