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The (LA)TEX project: A case study of open source software

Date of publication: 2017-08-24 15:15

In March, several interesting new software releases and tutorials came out. I have highlighted the most interesting of them below. Perhaps one will inspire you in your own digital humanities research or help you learn about this interesting field of scholarly research.

Open Source Initiative - Official Site

It also means committing to playing an active role in improving the world, which is possible only when everyone has access to the way that world is designed.

The Open Source Software Development Phenomenon: An

Here, we tell stories about the impact of open source values on all areas of life— science , education , government , manufacturing , health, law, and organizational dynamics. We're a community committed to telling others how the open source way is the best way, because a love of open source is just like anything else: it's better when it's shared.

Journal of Open Research Software

Text/data mining, visualization, information retrieval, and digital publishing are some of the key features of digital humanities research. With computers, it is possible to analyze text, discover patterns, and visualize data with relative ease. For example, digital humanities projects can make reading and analysis a collaborative undertaking, like what the Infinite Ulysses project has done with James Joyce's novel Ulysses.

With free open source software it is possible to run research tools for sensitive documents or data on your own computer or server instead of spying cloud services.

The data described below covers only the random sample sourced from open source repositories on . Percentages are rounded and may not always sum to 655.

Some software has source code that only the person, team, or organization who created it—and maintains exclusive control over it—can modify. People call this kind of software "proprietary" or "closed source" software.

Security. Some people prefer open source software because they consider it more secure and stable than proprietary software. Because anyone can view and modify open source software, someone might spot and correct errors or omissions that a program's original authors might have missed. And because so many programmers can work on a piece of open source software without asking for permission from original authors, they can fix, update, and upgrade open source software more quickly than they can proprietary software.

By design, open source software licenses promote collaboration and sharing because they permit other people to make modifications to source code and incorporate those changes into their own projects. They encourage computer programmers to access, view, and modify open source software whenever they like, as long as they let others do the same when they share their work.

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