Open-Source Revolution (Enhanced DVD)

Open-Source Revolution (Enhanced DVD)
The open-source revolution is made possible by a vast network of users, programmers, developers and the like who work together to create a more user-friendly customized computer based experience.
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Product Description:
Open-source software has made it to the big leagues, though at one time, it was only well known among programmers and tech-savvy people. Open-Source Revolution (Enhanced DVD) offers a glimpse into how the open-source movement began with an idea to make the internet more user-friendly. Purchased software programs were once the in thing, but a lot has changed since most of the popular applications have been made free through open-source software.

Open-source software is:
  • Free to use
  • Free to copy
  • Free to modify
In the video, Richard Stallman discusses his role in the Free Software Foundation. Students explore the open-source movement from its fledgling days to the present. A well-rounded line-up of open-source tools are introduced and their usefulness to business and education are examined. The importance of Linux and GIMP in connection with open-source software going mainstream is discussed. Open Office is a noteworthy word processing program spoken of highly, while Firefox is a well-known open-source web browser recognized by a wide variety of people.

Open-Source Revolution
  • Enhanced DVD
  • ISBN: 978-1-62102-222-0
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2011
  • CC

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