CETES Tech Night to examine open source software applications and how to adapt them to your business needs

Tired of constantly fixing your computer? Learn how you can make your computer run smoothly, free of viruses and with maximum security for free at the October edition of Tech Night, presented by the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) located at Cameron University. This month’s presentation takes place on Tuesday, October 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. and features Nijjwal Shrestha, CETES Web Administrator and a  senior computer science major at Cameron. Shrestha will present numerous open source software applications that can aid any business. Tech Night takes place in the Sarkeys Conference Room (Room 207) at CETES and is open to the public at no charge. For more information about Tech Night, contact CETES at 581-5447.

Free and open source software (FOSS) holds numerous compelling advantages for businesses. Business users can take a piece of open source software and tweak it to suit their needs. Since the code is open, it is simply a matter of modifying it to add the desired functionality. Shrestha’s presentation will cover the significance of open source software applications such as Mozilla Firefox, Wordpress, Linux, Gimp and others. 

Just as there are countless developers and users working to improve the security of open source software, so are there just as many developers and users innovating new features and enhancements to those products. It's not a matter of a proprietary vendor giving users what it thinks they want, but users and developers making what they want.


October 13, 2014