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To a vast majority of web surfers'
opensource application simply means free software
that they can integrate into their web sites and enjoy
the benefits of. However there are burning issues
with using opensource web applications without knowing
which may incur huge losses or make you suffer lower
Problems with most opensource
It's not always easy to get opensource software to
work with other applications. Often, that standard
is the office suite most often used, Microsoft Office,
which isn't compatible with most opensource programs.
Additionally, if your organization already has existing
computers and a network, it might be better to have
all your applications compatible than to use some
opensource products in isolation.
Difficult to understand
support. Enthusiastic and varied support
was previously listed as one of the benefits of opensource software. However, it should be added that
the support can sometimes be difficult to understand
because it is frequently aimed at developers and not
Open source is NOT plug
and play. The loading and installation of
the software's can be a major hurdle for many users.
Difficult to use.
Open source packages tend to be written by engineers
for other engineers and for many of them it is accepted
that ordinary function will involve creation of configuration
files, writing scripts, or actually editing the source
code and recompiling.
Open software packages tend to have far fewer features
and capabilities than commercial equivalents.
Intellectual Property Rights
issues. If you buy an opensource product
you have no assurance whatsoever that you are not
buying intellectual property that has been stolen
from its rightful owners, or has been created illegally
by people who are violating a nondisclosure contract.
No Warranty. If
you use opensource you are on your own. There is
no single company backing the product.
Then the question arises that why
use opensource software at all if it has so many disadvantages.
Well, opensource web applications also have various
benefits provided it is used effectively.
The opensource Advantage
Its Free to implement
and Extensive Documentation is available
to aid developers
Quick fixes available
for any bugs found and Personal issues can be dealt
with. Try to get to fix a small "feature,"
in any major software if you are not fortune 500.
Free updates and upgrades
Encourages software re-use.
Open source software development allows programmers
to cooperate freely with other programmers across
time and distance with a minimum of legal friction.
As a result, opensource software development encourages
software re-use. Rather than endlessly reinventing
wheels, a programmer can just use someone else's codes
Can increase code quality
and security. With closed source software,
it's often difficult to evaluate the quality and security
of the code. In addition, closed source software companies
have an incentive to delay announcing security flaws
or bugs in their product. Often this means that their
customers don't learn of security flaws until weeks
or months after the security exploit was known internally.
Decreases vendor lock-in.
Businesses no longer have to be locked-in to the whims
of a sole-source vendor
Every business has unique need or desire to present
itself on the internet -- rather than live with a
clumsy interface provided by their opensource software.
opensource customization crew lives with the motto
that is no point in reinventing the wheel. We are
enthusiastic about technology and how wonderfully
it can help your business but, at the same time we
give focus on the fact that our customers should not
pay more for solutions that already available and
can be readily deployed.
The true benefit of opensource can
only be leveraged when an off the shelf opensource
application can be taken and then it can be customized
as per your business needs. This ensures that while
the soul of an opensource software is preserved, it
works with your business like a 100% web application.
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