Open source is a development methodology, whereas free software is a social movement. In other words, Open Source Software is not absolutely free, non-free software is optional. For the Free Software approach, software should be free. However, the official definition of "Open Source Software,'' as published by the Open Source Initiative, is very close to our definition of free software. The obvious meaning for the expression ``open source software'' is ``You can look at the source code.''
Compatibilists, like A.J Ayer and Susan Wolf, define and defend their acceptance of both determinism and the existence of free will. Ayer finds two issues with “hard” compatibilism. He doubts that every event has a direct cause, which is at the core of determinism. While scientists have laws and theories that determine how actions are caused, like gravity and motion, there are still phenomena that science cannot explain their causes.
Will commercial software survive the battle with open Source software or are they already losing? How (if at all) are the commercial software houses defending themselves? Part 1: Basic Concepts: Terms: Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that is both open source software and free software. This means that it is freely licensed to use, examine, copy, alter the source code of the software, and the source code it self is openly shared. However, for software to be considered FOSS it must pass a certain criteria established by the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Furthermore free will should be shaped by the choice that would lead us good consequences. In “Where is The Free Will” by Gordon M. Orloff, he claims that there is no such a thing as free will. He supports determinism against free will. In the article he generally shows wha... ... middle of paper ... ...erefore humans are not simple as Marx neither says nor blank paper with limitations. We are creatures with limitations and that provides us make choices by our own.
give extensive legal protection but must be granted. Copyrights have long been the only accepted method of protection of software, which was viewed as more like a printed document than a business process; the thinking of many was (and still is!) that, Patents cover unique processes and functions, but since virtually all software is derivative, patent protection seems inappropriate for software programs. Copyright protection may be more suitable since it does distinguish between ideas and their expression. However, the extent and scope of that protection is unclear…1 What this means is that copyrights can be got around (at least theoretically, rewriting a program in a different way to do exactly the same thing would not violate a copyright on the original program); and while patents are much more restrictive, it is unclear when exactly a patent on a piece of software is justified, resulting in an opportunity for abuse by patent applicants.
WHAT THE OPEN-SOURCE IS Open-source software is similar to “free software”, but the open-source users are generally able to view and modify the source code, and they are also allowed to redistribute the software. However open-source does not just mean to access the source code, the distribution of open-source software must comply with the following criteria, 1. The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software (free redistribution). 2. The program must include the source code as well as compiled form (executable form).
Free Will Versus Determinism The controversy between free will and determinism has been argued about for years. What is the difference between the two? Looking in a dictionary, free will is the power, attributed to human beings, of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will. Free will allows free choice. Yet, determinism is the total opposite.
We need to consider the advantages of the free software and the use for our own purposes, without legal actions and to continue to expand it. Works Cited Richard, Stallman. "Why Software Should Be Free." GNU Operating System. Free Software, Free Society: The Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman, 20 sep 2011.
Determinism seems to pose a problem because it tests the possibility that we do not have free will or control over our actions because with certain conditions there can only be one possible outcome. Another problem it poses towards the idea of free will is that since there are infinite possibilities of what actions one takes, this means we do not have control over our actions according to determinism. Compatibilists say free will coexists with the idea of determinism and that they are compatible. They claim the possibility that there is true determinism and free will. Incompatibilists debate the opposite and say free will does not coexist with the idea of determinism and they are incompatible.
Harry Frankfurt’s general intake on the debate is that free will is not about having the ability to do otherwise. Instead, free will is about having the ability to make judgements about our desires. The purpose of this paper is to expound and asses Harry Frankfurt’s semi-compatibilist view, his concept of a person, and how it relates to the freedom of the will. The traditional compatibilist view claims that determinism, every action has a prior cause, is compatible with free will. This means that even if our actions and choices are determined by the laws of the universe, there