Open Source Software - Guest Lecture


A Guest Lecture on “Open Source Software” was delivered by Mr.P.Vignesh Raja,Senior Engineer, CDAC, Chennai for the  third  year students of B.E(CSE). Today Open  source software has become critical for almost every organization. Almost everything requires open source software, be it telecommunication systems, inventory, accounting, personal productivity applications, contact management and operating systems amongst others.So this Guest lecture was organized to give our students an exposure to open source environment. The speaker started his speech with the benefits of using open source software. he gave a distinction between closed and opened software.He explained how we can modify and adapt open source software for your own business requirements, something that is not possible with proprietary systems. He provided a brief introduction to some of the open source programming languages like Perl, Python, PHP which will be more useful for our student during their project phase. The students were enlightened to be the part of the session as they got to know the importance of open source software through an expert from an industry.


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