A Brief Overview of Open vs Closed in Computing

1984 – IBM   (Big Brother) vs Apple  (Computing opened for individuals)

1988- Apple (Closed Hardware and Software) vs Microsoft (  Licensed to all software)

1998- Microsoft (Source code is closed but licenses to all) vs Linux (Open Source Code)

2008- Apple (Closed Hardware and Software) vs Google (Android/Linux) -(Free and Open Source)

2010 – Google (Web open to search) vs Facebook (Closed to search)

2018 (?)-Google (Code is open for all non revenue generating software, but search engine algorithm is closed) VS       TBD

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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