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Commentator: In academic scholarship, sources are always cited, and me

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Commentator: In academic scholarship, sources are always cited, and methodology and theoretical assumptions are set out, so as to allow critical study, replication, and expansion of scholarship. In open-source software, the code in which the program is written can be viewed and modified by individual users for their purposes without getting permission from the producer or paying a fee. In contrast, the code of proprietary software is kept secret, and modifications can be made only by the producer, for a fee. This shows that open-source software better matches the values embodied in academic scholarship, and since scholarship is central to the mission of universities, universities should use only open-source software.

The commentator’s reasoning most closely conforms to which one of the following principles?

(A) Whatever software tools are most advanced and can achieve the goals of academic scholarship are the ones that should alone be used in universities.

(B) Universities should use the type of software technology that is least expensive, as long as that type of software technology is adequate for the purposes of academic scholarship.

(C) Universities should choose the type of software technology that best matches the values embodied in the activities that are central to the mission of universities.

(D) The form of software technology that best matches the values embodied in the activities that are central to the mission of universities is the form of software technology that is most efficient for universities to use.

(E) A university should not pursue any activity that would block the achievement of the goals of academic scholarship at that university.

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Originally posted by vomhorizon on 27 Nov 2012, 21:45.
Last edited by Bunuel on 30 Apr 2018, 06:00, edited 1 time in total.
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Commentator: In academic scholarship, sources are always cited, and methodology and theoretical assumptions are set out, so as to allow critical study, replication, and expansion of scholarship. In open-source software, the code in which the program is written can be viewed and modified by individual users for their purposes without getting permission from the producer or paying a fee. In contrast, the code of proprietary software is kept secret, and modifications can be made only by the producer, for a fee. This shows that open-source software better matches the values embodied in academic scholarship, and since scholarship is central to the mission of universities, universities should use only open-source software.


The commentator’s reasoning most closely conforms to
which one of the following principles?

(A) Whatever software tools are most advanced and
can achieve the goals of academic scholarship
are the ones that should alone be used in
universities.

(B) Universities should use the type of software
technology that is least expensive, as long as
that type of software technology is adequate
for the purposes of academic scholarship.

(C) Universities should choose the type of software
technology that best matches the values
embodied in the activities that are central to
the mission of universities.

(D) The form of software technology that best
matches the values embodied in the activities
that are central to the mission of universities is
the form of software technology that is most
efficient for universities to use.

(E) A university should not pursue any activity that
would block the achievement of the goals of
academic scholarship at that university.

OA, Shortly..


this 1 has to be C.
the argument in short says "open-source software better matches the values embodied in academic scholarship, and since scholarship is central to the mission of universities, universities should use only open-source software because they allow allow critical study, replication, and expansion of scholarship" so C matches this line of argument.
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Answer should be C. Will explain if correct.

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Why not D?

I felt "should" strong word used in all other answers might be wrong!!!
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Answer should be C. Will explain if correct.

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Why not D?

I felt "should" strong word used in all other answers might be wrong!!!

Since the question itself has the word should, using the same in the answer will not be a problem. D is wrong because it is going out of scope. There is no mention of efficiency anywhere.

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In D, He is talking about the form of software for university use and Not on what type software university should use.
The main concern here is the choosing of the software by university(what type of software the university should use) not on the form of software best for university use.

So I guess C bests over D.

I choose C.
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