BSA 375 Week #4 DQ 3
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Date Created: 11/11/15
BSA 375 Week 4 DO 3 1 Week 4 DQ 3 Based on Davidson and Kumagai s 2008 article list three advantages and risks associated with open source software Advantages 1 Cost many advocates of open source believe total cost of ownership to be the biggest advantage Software can be acquired without paying a licensing agreement Software can be modified copied and used without charge 2 Modifications Open source allows developers to tune and improve software constantly The ability to modify open source to extended the lifespan of the software 3 Redistribution Open source software has no restrictions on how the software can be used No single vendor has complete control over how the software is redistributed No fees are associated with redistribution Disadvantages 1 Development problems associated with intellectual property infringement can be hard to identify Many open source projects may fail because programmers simply lose interest 2 Support No single vendor distributes open source software as result no mandatory support is provided Te open source community has no legal responsibility to address security issues general questions or system updates 3 Quality there is not a guarantee on the quality of open source software because numerous users have the ability to modify the software There may be bugs virus and other quality risks associated with open source software which can lead to future financial consequences
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