What is open source software?
software is computer software that allows its source code to be made publicly available or open for anyone to use for any objective. Thus, any person can view, learn, apply, alter, and circulate the source code without having to worry about violating the normal copyright restrictions of protected or licensed software. With little to no copyright limitations, open source software encourages user-generated content to be developed in a public, collaborative effort. The notion of unrestricted sharing has been adopted by open source software in order to ensure perpetual access to all resulting or derivative creations.
Eclipse BIRT Open Source Reporting Tool
Monthly summary report design created by BIRT Designer open source reporting software.
The original purpose for cultivating Eclipse BIRT open source reporting software
was to help developers obtain the resources to design and integrate business reports into applications more easily (think user-friendly tools!). With BIRT Designer, developers quickly and simply embed information into their applications for data visualization functionality and business intelligence reporting capability. With intuitive drag-and-drop features for designing reports
and charting data
in exquisite graphical visualizations
, BIRT Designer equips developers with everything necessary to complete application designs efficiently. The integrated development environment (IDE) of BIRT Designer simplifies the process of busines intelligence (BI) report creation by providing the following:
Access to multiple data sources
Power to transform, integrate, and apply business-specific logic to data
Tools to secure, filter, format, and present dynamic reports to end users