PRINCIPLES OF OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT:–
1.Free means Freedom not “Free Stuff”
2.Principle of “Openness”
3.Principle of Transparency
4.Expectation of “Community”
1.Free means Freedom not “Free Stuff”:–
Open Source is not free .In the year 1998 the term “OPEN SOURCE” was Joined to replace the terms software because many people assumed free means “ZERO COST” where as it was always Intended to means freedom if you consider the barriers to add option of open source listed above it becomes clear that the notation of “free stuff” is false it is true that an organization could use open source software & support itself.
2.Principle of “Openness”:–
Accepting a feedback through a web page & providing mechanism for people to report defects one thing allowing anyone else to see that feedback & all those defects in another much more uncomfortable step.
The availability of design document & Source code enables the community to provide peer reviews & to use software for their purpose & provide feedback on the quality.
3.Principle of Transparency:–
It is the ability of community to see what is going on–
- A published road map, so they know where the administrators plan to take the project.
- A public defect tracking system so they can report & review defects.
- Communication about Schedules & hurdles.
- Published design documentation.
DIFFERENCE b/w OPEN SOURCE & FREEWARE SOFTWARE:—
4.Expectation of “Community”:–
Every Generation grows up with a new set of expectation. when it comes to open source the websites ,source code , road map defect tracking system.
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