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Legal Issues Essay: Open versus Closed

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Legal Issues Essay: Open verses Closed

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Legal Issues Essay: Open versus Closed

Abstract

This essay discuses the relative merits and demerits of open source and closed source software in terms of the effect on the consumer. The impact that closed or open source software has on the individual consumer is varied, therefore in the following sections arguments will be set forth for both points of view. An overall conclusion is eventually drawn from these arguments using varied sources of information as basis for the final distinction between Open or Closed software in terms of benefits or detriments.

Legal Issues Essay: Open verses Closed Laurence Moore

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Contents

1. Introduction .........................................................................................................................3

2 Open Source ........................................................................................................................3

3. Proprietary Software ............................................................................................................7

4. Interoprability ......................................................................................................................9

5. Conclusion ...........................................................................................................................9

6. References .........................................................................................................................11

7. Reflection..........................................................................................................................14

Legal Issues Essay: Open verses Closed Laurence Moore

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1. Introduction

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Legal Issues Essay: Open verses Closed Laurence Moore
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