Thursday 7th January 2010

Companies are now looking at reducing licensing costs of software by venturing into the Open source community. Open source software is made available under a licence that allows users to make copies and pass them on to anyone. The software comes with its source code and can be modified to meet the needs of any business.

Open source software is usually available for free download or off-the-shelf at a low cost. Open Source software is gaining momentum in Letting industry due to its cost effectiveness and ability to upgrade/modify the software to suit the business needs.

The advantages of open source software include:

  • lower software licensing costs
  • no supplier lock-in
  • freedom to do what you want with the software
  • compliance with accepted industry standards
  • freedom to upgrade software as it suits your business