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Module 5 Assignments and Answers

Assignments and Answers


Read through Mark Taylor's article on "The true cost of migrating to open source"

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TEST Module 5

Question 1. What is one of the key disadvantages of proprietary software?

Question 2. When you sell proprietary software, what happens to the money generated.

Question 3. Which of the following component is not necessarily available in FLOSS

Question 4. Doing business in a FLOSS context means

Question 5. Why are FLOSS business networks important?

Question 6. Which of the following is not a way of making money in FLOSS

Question 7. You're scheduled to meet a FLOSS business associate for working lunch and you arrive a few minutes early to find a suitable table. 30 minutes later your associate still has not arrived. Do you order your lunch and eat?

continue waiting and fuming that your associate isn't there?

tell the head waiter you're not staying and give him our card with instructions to present it to your associate to prove you were there?

Question 8 : ........................measures how much work was produced or completed in a certain period of time.

  1. motivation

  2. production

  3. money invested


if you make money from the software you need to be a big conapmy because the investment is very heavy. but if you use open source as an enabler in a business then you dont need to be a big conapmy. you make money from business that open source makes possible. you collaborate with other users of the software to make your business competitive. one example is accounting software. in my case open source cyber cafe management software and linux servers. you dont make money from writing the software but from the use of the software.

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