Open source software and SAAS


Open source software is not new stuff for technology geeks but lot of has happened within this domain of information technology where source code is available for any one and every one to make changes. This variation of software development involves a very rational approach which reduces chances of monopolizing in product within a given industry as they case may be in traditional licensing software business model. Linux, apache, MySQL, PHP are considered backbone  in software product development under open source category. Since linux is a open source O/S that’s why we have so many variation available each having idea of improvement. Now SAAS or software as a service is comparatively new buzz word which is being coined along with cloud computing, single/multi-tenant architecture, here the fundamental differentiators from marketing perspective is instant start through subscription model, cost saving as software resides in cloud so you save infrastructure cost which incur from purchasing servers, multiple license in case of multiple servers & other implementation cost that happens in case of traditional Enterprise software with client server model.

Open source coupled with SAAS can be a cool combination.

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One Response to Open source software and SAAS

  1. Sibendu says:

    Totally agreed to what you have dictated about OSS. Open Source Software has risen to great prominence. Briefly, OSS programs are programs whose licenses give users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers). Many quantitative studies have shown that, in many cases, using OSS programs is a reasonable or even superior approach compared to their proprietary competition. Most OSS is commercial software, in its widest meaning; do not make the mistake of equating OSS with “non-commercial”.

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