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  1. Introduction
  2. Free Software Concept
  3. Definition Programs
  4. Setting Owner Software
  5. Free Software Deployment in Government of Brazil
  6. Conclusion

With the advancement of technology we have today computerized systems in any company, from corporations to a simple newsstand, we found computer systems. Computers work is required to use this software and can be free or Owner. Some examples of proprietary software are Windows and Office, as examples of free software are the Linux and Open Office. A proprietary system can be very costly and limit the advancement possibilities of many companies because each computer with a proprietary software has to pay a license to use and generally have the operating system, office suite, antivirus, and all these programs that require a license.

Another problem is the proprietary software does not have the freedom to be modified, when buying a proprietary software actually is this licensing the use and not the full right to use and modification. Already free software is flexible and can be adapted to the reality of each company, improving performance, security, reliability and economy.

According to Silveira (2009, p.5), "The free software movement is a movement by sharing technological knowledge. Began in the 1980s and spread throughout the planet taken by the webs of the worldwide network of computers ". Free Software aims the freedom and knowledge sharing, and today the main means of distribution is the internet.

[...] And Microsoft charges a value to it, like a rental, but to do that Microsoft needs to close the source code because the source code is open and available to all people, could change the code and do copies without any legal problems with it, it would not be hurting the copyright of the original program because the second would be considered different and excluded from the right of the original program. Without having to pay the duties that a company thinks it has on the software. Free Software Deployment in Government of Brazil The government can be considered as a large company, run by representatives of the people, has revenues, expenses, needs to be well managed and how any company is interesting to cost reduction and improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of its processes. [...]


[...] So that computers work is required to use this software and can be free or Owner. Some examples of proprietary software are Windows and Office, as examples of free software are the Linux and Open Office. A proprietary system can be very costly and limit the advancement possibilities of many companies because each computer with a proprietary software has to pay a license to use and generally have the operating system, office suite, antivirus, and all these programs that require a license. [...]


[...] There are proprietary programs, but which are free like Skype, MSN or AVG which are called Freeware is usually a program that can be copied and distributed, but does not come with open source. So we can not modify it and even see how it's done. Therefore, we can not study what it does. So do not get to be Free Software. Definition Programs One way to define programs is making an analogy with cooking recipes, according analogy of Richard Stallman himself. [...]


[...] Brazil's commitment to free software has shown an impressive number of initiatives, any one of them without precedence. Brazil is the world's largest 5 computer user, and the government is investing to be the 1st in the use of free software. Collectively, the government computers using these free programs comprise an enormous contribution to the free software community in both forms, code and life experience, since while in use this software alone identifies errors and the user's authority tells the server maintainer of these errors occurred, and these will be analyzed and corrected by improving the software for all who use it. [...]


[...] All this helps to develop domestic technology, increase awareness of citizens, promote solutions to problems more quickly and effectively in addition to satisfying the feeling of solidarity that every human being has . [...]

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