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Course Detail

Course Name Open Source Systems
Course Code 18CA436
Program M. C. A., M. C. A. ( Offered at Mysuru Campus )
Credits Three
Year Taught 2018
Degree Postgraduate (PG)
School School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
Campus Kochi, Mysuru, Amritapuri


Overview of Free/Open Source Software: Definition – Examples of OSD – Compliant Licenses – Example Product – Development Process – History – BSD – The Free Software Foundation – Linux – Apache – Mozilla. Open Source Software Qualification: Specific Characteristics of Open Source Software

Transformation -Development Process – Taboos and Norms in OSS Development – Life Cycle. Deriving a Framework for AnalyzingOSS :Zachman’s Framework for IS Architecture -CATWOE and Soft System Method. Deriving the Analytical Framework for OSS Environment. World View: Classifying OSS Motivations – Technological Micro-level Motivation – Economic Micro level and Macro-level Motivation – Socio-Political Micro-level and Macro-level Motivation.

Open Source Server Applications: Infrastructure Services – Web Servers – Database Servers -Mail Servers – Systems Management.

Open Source Desktop Applications: Graphical Desktops – Web Browsers – The Office Suite -Mail and Calendar Clients – Personal Software – Cost of OSS – Licensing. FOSS Programming: Python.

Text Books

  1. Joseph Feller, Brian Fitzgerald and Eric S. Raymond, “Understanding Open Source Software Development”, Addison Wesley Professional, 2000.

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