information technology ….3
Answer the the following questions in your own words. No copy and paste or citations,
1- Describe the impact of Oss on the IT market.
2- Show your understanding of the commercial OSS market. How do red hat, oracle, oracle’s sun division and IBM make money via open source?
3- Visit Mozilla.org which open-source products does this organization develop? Investigate how development of these efforts is financed, how does this organization differ from the ones mentioned above?
4- What is the Linux foundation? Why is it necessary? Which firms are members? Underwriting foundation efforts?
5- List the reasons why Linux is installed on only a very small fraction of desktop computers. Are there particular categories of products or users who might see Linux as more appealing than conventional operating system? Do you think Linux ‘s share of the desktop market will increase? Why or why not?
6- How is Microsoft combating the threat of open-source software and other free tools that compete with it commercial products?
7- What is the dominant open-source database software? Which firm use the products? Why?
8- Which firm developed the leading OSS database effort changed in recent years? Who oversee the effort today? What questions does this raise for the office suite or desktop alternative. Why or why not
9- How has stewardship of the leading OSS database efforts changed in recent years? Who oversees the effort today? What question does this raise for the product’s future? Although this book is updated regularly, current events continue to change after complication of this chapter. Investigate the current status of this effort – reaction of the developer community, reception of the product and be prepare to share your findings with class.
10- List some of the risk associated with using OSS. Give examples of firms that might pass on OSS software, and explain why.