Open source is a philosophy or methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. Initially referred to the computing source code, open source was theorized by Richard Matthew Stallman, who published its manifesto in 1985.
His new strategic approach focused on:
● freedom of distributing software with its source code
● the source code can be freely modified and redistributed by anybody
● it is about rights assignment, not automatically market oriented
● the software is not anymore a product only, because it has no implicit economical value
● the focus is on the author and his skills
● it can be applied to any human idea
CLOSED SOFTWARE has a bidirectional scheme focused on product.
FREE SOFTWARE is an open system with multidirectional flows of information.
Today with the increasing popularity of the internet, we need to create a new system because:
WE NEED A PLACE WHERE…
WITH SOMETHING THAT…
AND A TARGET TO…
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