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An Introduction to Free/Open-Source Software
(1) What is Free/Open-SourceSoftware(FOSS)?
Why choose Free/Open-Source Software? The processes involved in writing software
understand the importance of source code to software
FOSS and proprietary software
Differences between FOSS and proprietary software
Releasing source code
the merits of releasing source code
Misunderstandings and the truths about FOSSFOSS engineers and the career paths
examine the skills required for FOSS engineers, andthe career paths