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Selenium is an Open Source and Free Test Automation Tool

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Selenium is an Open Source and Free Test Automation Tool

Selenium is an Open Source and Free Test Automation Tool for automating the Web Applications.

In-order to understand the above line, we have to understand the terms “Open Source” and “Free”, which are explained below:

What is an Open Source Software or Tool?

The following points will help you in understanding what an Open Source Software or Tool means:

  • > Creators of Open Source Software or Tool makes its code open for others by giving them permissions to use their source code for any of the below purposes:
    • > Permissions to study the source code
    • > Permissions to change the source code
    • > Permissions to distribute the Software and its code to others for any purposes
  • > Examples for Open Source Software other than Selenium
    • > Firefox Browser is an open source software
    • > Mozilla company is contributing to this open source software

What is a Free Software or Tool?

The following points will help you in understanding what a Free Software or Tool means:

  • > Free Software has zero licensing cost for using the Software
  • > Example for Free Software other than Selenium
    • > Firefox Browser is a free software with zero licensing cost for using it
  • > Where as proprietary software has different licensing models and cost for using their Software
  • > Example for Proprietary Software
    • > Microsoft Windows, UFT/QTP, Test Complete etc.

Watch this video on “Selenium is an Open Source and Free Test Automation Tool” for more clarity:

Conclusion:

  • > Selenium is both an Open Source and Free Software
  • > Apart from being powerful, Selenium is also Free and hence it is being used by many for automating these Web Applications at free of cost.

Next Steps:

  • > To learn more about Selenium, continue to the next post (Click on Next Post link below)
  • > Check complete Selenium Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

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Happy Learning 🙂

Arun Motoori (www.QAFox.com)

On a mission to help the Testing community in all possible ways.

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