Open Source

This movement to share digital work started with software development, particularly with the GNU project. Driven by the ethical implications to respect the users’ freedom, this social movement formed the term free software (as in freedom) indicating the user is free to share, study and modify the software. While this term is often confused with open source software, ‘the philosophy of open source considers issues in terms to make software “better” – in a practical sense only’ [1]. Open source software covers all flavors of software from the operating system to applications.

We are supporting Open Source Activities as part of the Open Source Specialist Group from the BCS and the Arbeitskreises Open Source Software (AK OSS) of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.