james80 Posted August 17, 2011 Report Share Posted August 17, 2011 (edited) Hello folks, The little understanding I have about the two types of software is: closed source is any software product to which a normal end user has no view into the source code of the product. Open source software is any piece of software where a normal end user is granted a full view into the source code and has the option to modify this code for his or her own purpose. Closed source software The biggest downside of closed source software is that you have no idea how it was made. You must accept the word of a software vendor for the quality of their own product. Open source software The biggest downside of open source software is all the clueless fanatics supporting the cause. The upside is, if you have the skill and time, you have an excellent view into each and every aspect of how the application works. Any suggestions? Thanks, James! Edited August 17, 2011 by Andrea Link Deleted - No Spam Please Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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