Computer Fundamentals Questions and Answers – Open Source Initiative


This set of Computer Fundamentals Multiple Choice Questions & Answers focuses on “Open Source Initiative”.

1. A guideline for the OSS licenses other than the GPL.
a) OSI
b) OSD
c) OSE
d) OSL
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Answer: b
Explanation: OSS is the open source software. In 1997, OSI or the open source initiative was founded and it developed the OSD (Open Source Definition). OSD is a guideline for OSS licenses other than the GPL.

2. GPL of GNU says that every copy of a program governed by GPL license, even if modified, must be subject to GPL again.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. GPL is the general public license. In the 90s, GPL+Internet, many new open source projects started.

3. Richard Stallman from MIT, established a special license, the ________ license.
a) GNU
b) Free
c) Package
d) Commercial
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Answer: a
Explanation: It was called the GNU license. It ensured that software is free and open to anyone. He was from MIT and his main motive was to develop a free alternative to Unix.
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4. In 1969 AT&T laboratories developed ______ which supported and worked on different hardware platforms.
a) Linux
b) Unix
c) Windows
d) Ubuntu
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Answer: b
Explanation: Unix was found in that year. It worked well on different hardware platforms. Commercial users had to pay a license fee.

5. OSS stands for ___________
a) Open System Service
b) Open Source Software
c) Open System Software
d) Open Synchronized Software
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Answer: b
Explanation: OSS stands for open source software. OSS allows any user to download, view, modify and redistribute the software. Also, the user can fix bugs according to needs.
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6. Public domain software is usually __________
a) System supported
b) Source supported
c) Community supported
d) Programmer supported
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Answer: c
Explanation: The public domain software is generally community supported. It is community supported as an author does not support users directly.

7. Set of a program which consists of full documentation.
a) Software Package
b) System Software
c) Utility Software
d) File package
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Answer: a
Explanation: It is called a software package. Software is nothing but a collection of programs. A software package can solve a specific problem or perform a specific type of job.

8. Interpreter is used as a translator for?
a) Low level language
b) High Level Language
d) C
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Answer: b
Explanation: It is generally used to make the code into a machine understandable format. Interpreter is used with the high level languages similarly. Assembler is used in case of low level languages.

9. What do you call a specific instruction designed to do a task?
a) Command
b) Process
c) Task
d) Instruction
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Answer: a
Explanation: A program is a set of instructions. A command is given to do a specific job. A program in execution is called a process.

10. They normally interact with the system via user interface provided by the application software.
a) Programmers
b) Developers
c) Users
d) Testers
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Answer: c
Explanation: Users interact with the system via user interface that is given by the application software. Application software is a set of instructions designed to serve a particular purpose.

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