What is one reason to avoid using open source software?
Since many people have access to the source code it can make it susceptible to vulnerabilities as not everyone dealing with the code has the best intentions. While most open source contributors use their access to spot defects and fix them, there are those who can exploit this access to create vulnerabilities and introduce bugs to pollute the hardware and sometimes even steal identities.
2. if open source software is free to use without licensing costs, what other factors should be considered when evaluating the total cost of operating such software?
If you have the in-house capabilities and technical expertise to maintain the software, and resources to implement, train and provide support to staff, then open source may be most cost-effective for your organization. You should consider, however, the long-term costs of implementation, innovation, providing support, and investing in infrastructure as your company evolves, technology changes, and your needs grow.
Licensed software involves private modification, copying and republishing restrictions. In other words, the source code is not shared with the public for anyone to look at or change. Businesses are often defensive of their product and eager to preserve control of their brand and the user experience delivered to their customers, and licensing agreements allow them to do this.
3. Where should JJ go for more information on open source software? Training?
Ans. Linux and unix
4.Where should JJ go for more information on open source software? Training?