Topic 25 Resources

Students need to understand:
  • open source vs proprietary software

Choose from the following to help you learn:


CAMBRIDGE Computer Science: 
Pages 231-232. Section "Proprietary and open source software".
ROBSON & HEATHCOTE Computer Science (9-1):
Page 61. Section "Open-source and proprietary software".
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(3rd edition):
SUSAN ROBSON GCSE Computing(2012):
AXSIED GCSE Computer Science (3rd edition)
Page 55. Section R28 "Open Source Software" and "Proprietary Software"
ROUSE & O'BYRNE GCSE(9-1) Computer Science:
Page 190. Section "Open-source and proprietary software" continues onto Page 191.

Web Sites

BBC Bitesize: n/a
Cambridge MOOC: n/a
Wikipedia: Open Source Software, Proprietary Software (2 articles)
Simple Wikipedia: Open Source Software, Proprietary Software (2 articles)
Teach-ICT: Open and Closed Source Software


Open Source explained with Lego, watch all
Open Source Basics
, watch all
Stephen Fry
talks about Free software, watch all
Myths about open source software, watch all
Richard Stallman - Free V Open Source Software, watch all

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