A Comparative Study Of Open Source Software And Proprietary Software In Libraries


Open Source software is gaining momentum. The demand for Open Source software is rising very fast; nowadays thousands of individuals and organizations are running Open Source programs on their systems. In this chapter we learn about the Open source software (OSS) and proprietary software; history, meaning, comparisons, merits and demerits and discusses the reasons why the librarians and the libraries need the Open source software (OSS) in current scenario.

Keywords: Open Source Software, OSS, Free Software, Proprietary Software, General Public License.

Amit Kumar Rahi

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