dimanche 23 novembre 2008

OSS for companies: Glossary

Starting the report from the beginning

IV-2 Glossary

Copyleft:It is a legal instrument that requires those who pass on a program to include the rights to use, modify, and redistribute the code; the code and the freedoms become legally inseparable.

Open source: means the source code is available to the users.

Operating system (OS) : is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources.

Proprietary software: is computer software with restrictions on copying and modifying placed on it by the creator or distributor.

Source code: the intelligible and understandable version by a human being of a computer programme.

Ubuntu/Linux:Ubuntu is in fact a whole operating system Linux for PC. The basic system and all the software which are with it are available freely .A help is available trough the community, or by professional support providers. « Ubuntu » is an old African word which means "humanity by caring about the next generation". Ubuntu also means « I am what I am beacuse of everthing we we are ».

Unix: is a computer operating systyem

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