February 2012 • Exequiel Ceasar S. Navarrete
Any computer software that permits the user to access the program’s source code, modify it and distribute any derivative work under a license.
It is designed to encourage the free use and improvement of software by ensuring that anyone can access the source code and modify it freely.
The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
The freedom to study how the program works and modify it to suit the user’s needs. This also means access to the source code, since making changes in a program without having the source code is exceedingly difficult.
The freedom to redistribute copies of the program, either gratis or for a fee.
The freedom to improve the program and release the modified version to the public.
Get trained in one of the Open Source technologies and subsequently be hired by an enterprise where it is used.
The other way encompasses the true essence of the Open Source, of not just being a user but a contributor.
As enterprises adopt more and more Open Source solutions; they seek employees with familiarity and competence in Open Source technologies.