In particular, in some articles, the term “commercial open source” refers to a kind of software which in dual licensing is in contrast to community open source software. In other words, a software which is more complete and which is made available in exchange for money is also called commercial open source software.
Furthermore, can I use open source software for commercial purposes?
Absolutely. All Open Source software can be used for commercial purpose; the Open Source Definition guarantees this. You can even sell Open Source software. However, note that commercial is not the same as proprietary.
Likewise, what are some examples of open source software? Prime examples of open–source products are the Apache HTTP Server, the e-commerce platform osCommerce, internet browsers Mozilla Firefox and Chromium (the project where the vast majority of development of the freeware Google Chrome is done) and the full office suite LibreOffice.
Just so, what is the difference between commercial and open source software?
Open–source software is computer software with its source code made available by the developer to everybody to study, change, modify, enhance and distribute. On the other hand, commercial software has source code that only the person, team, or organization that created it can edit, inspect, change and enhance it.
Why is open source better than commercial software?
Open Source: Stable, High-Quality, Scalable, Future-Proof In addition, an Open Source technology is significantly more future-proof than a commercial one: Unlike a commercial company, an Open Source project can’t disappear completely from the market – at most a single service provider.