In my last column, I said that depending on the circumstances, it is possible that an error may be produced when calculating a total, for example in an accounting system. Let’s explore such a situation in more detail.
I’m Michiaki Furusho. I often use the handle “gallu” on the Web.
My name is Tadashi Yoshimasa. I have a wide range of experience, including helping to establish Japanese certification tests for things like Linux, XML, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python and more. I have lead industry groups involved in OSS business activities.
This article introduces how the utilization of open-source software, or OSS, has advanced in Japan, while giving a brief overview of the history of OSS itself.
It’s very difficult to determine exactly when OSS first appeared, but in so far as its use in enterprises is concerned, the creation of Linux makes a good starting point, so we’ll start from there.