Embracing Open Source Software to Empower Potentials of Community
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The writing is based on literature study obtained from books and white papers and personal interview with several practitioners, governmental policy makers and students. Past experiences tells that open development or similar concept of activity helped improve a product and gave maximum benefit to the community. Open development of computer software leads to production of open source software (OSS). Embracing OSS helps promote the use of legal software, encourage the production and improvement of available OSS, educate students to good programming techniques, raise the knowledge of students on computer and operating systems, and promote the construction of community that shares and cares. The study concludes that embracing open source software is the best way to empower public potentials.