The Free Software Alternative: Freeware, Open Source Software, and Libraries

James Edward Corbly

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Abstract: This paper will introduce the reader to the world of freeware and open source software. Following a brief introduction, the author presents an overview of these types of software. Next comes a discussion of licensing issues unique to freeware and open source software, which leads directly to issues of registration. The author then offers several strategies readers can adopt to locate these software packages on the Web. The author then addresses questions regarding the use of freeware and open source software before offering a few closing thoughts.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v33i3.5105

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