In this video Grant discusses how open source software works and contrasts the open source development model that Linux uses to the closed source development model popular with many other companies.
- [Grant] Linux is a great example…of an open-source project.…There's a few key differences between open source…and closed source that you should be aware of.…With closed-source software,…only programmers who work for the copyright holder…can improve and modify the source code.…Most closed-source software cannot be distributed freely.…With open-source software, a user can make changes…and contribute them back to the project,…or fork it into a new project.…Open-source software can be distributed freely.…Because Linux is open source,…it has a rich community of contributors…who add and improve it resulting…in many different Linux distributions.…
Understanding open-source licensing is extremely important…and if you want to know more,…check out our other course called,…Foundations of Programming: Open-Source Licensing.…
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