辩论的开源和闭模式在软件和它们的用法已经持续了近20年（格兰特，2002）。像是微软Word和Office套件的开源软件，是由公司开发和版权保护。这些可用于只有当软件所有者分发给最终用户直接或间接。该软件不能走到另一个给定的最终用户，最终用户也可以修改它自己的需要。另一方面，开放源代码软件或开源Red Hat Linux这样的开放式办公室是免费的分布，也可以由最终用户修改。
The debate over the open source and closed paradigm in software and their usages has been going on for the past 20 years (Grant, 2002). Open Source software like that of Microsoft Word and Office suite are developed by a company and are copyright protected. These can be used only when the software owner distributes it to the end user either directly or indirectly. The software cannot be given away by an end user to another, nor can the end user modifies it for his needs. On the other hand, Open Source Software or OSSS like that of Red Hat Linux Open Offices are free for distributions and can also be modified by the end user.
There are both strengths and weaknesses in open source and closed source. When incentives for open source might include options for people that share an equal passion for development like the open source developer, then it makes sense to us it. However when a person is using the software for the first time, the closed version is better as it is more suited to the beginner. While this is a more generic comparison, the features of the software will be the greater comparison for use. In this context ,using the comparative analysis of the Open source and closed source debate, this report will compare, analyze and present the Blackboard Learning System and the Moodle.