Inception Of Open SourceThe Concept Of open Source Was First Orginated In Early 1970's And Then Later Taken Up Various Organisations With Several Releases Of Open Source Softwares .Soon After Ibm Showed Its Interest In open Source and Gave Its Contribution To Community.Open Source Came Into Lime Light With The Advent Of Popular unix Bases Operating System Called "Linux " By Linus Trovalds to providean alternative for Microsoft’s closed Source Windows Operating System And Realted Software.From Then Open Source Was on Uprise And many Commuities And Organisations Started Contributing Like Eclipse Foundation,Free Software Foundation,Berkely Software Development,Open Source Initiative (OSI),European Commission's Open Source Observatory —clearinghouse of info for EU, Mozilla, Apache,Python Software Foundation And So On !!
Standards Of open SourceEvery Software Must Comply The Following Criteria To Be Called A open Source Software:
2. Source code
3. Derived works
4. Integrity of the author’s source code
5. No discrimination against persons or groups
6. No discrimination against fields of endeavor
7. Distribution of license
8. License must not be specific to a product
9. License must not restrict other software
4.Lower Cost Of Owner Ship
5.Development cycles are VERY fast
6.Easier To Customise
7.Reduced Dependence On Software Vendors.
1.Continuity of developer communities.
3.Innovation versus standards.
5.Not all hardware compatible Becasue Every Software And Drivers Are mostly Build On Windows Paltform.
6.No Continuous Updates.