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open source

Computer software that may be used, modified, or distributed to others without violation of the original developer's license or patent.
open-source, adjective
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Additionally, a comparative study is performed, comparing open source and closed source (proprietary) projects.
Despite of differences between open source and closed source projects a lot of different collaboration opportunities exist between them (Brown & Booch 2002; Kasper Edwards 2004).
Proponents of the open source development methodology claim that it is superior in a number of ways to the closed source method.
While not entirely analogous, there are elements to this scenario that are quite similar to the difficulties facing consumers of closed source software.
Unlike Linux and MySQL, which have commoditized conventional software categories with low-cost products, the db4o community brings an innovative solution to market, where closed source attempts have failed consistently.
His keynote address is titled, "The Role of Open Source in the Data Center of the Future," and in it he will describe the attributes and requirements of the data center of the future and how the Open Source and closed source technologies together form its critical building blocks.
Nasdaq: IONA), is to take center stage to discuss "Incorporating Open Source Technology into a Closed Source Business Model.
Organizations that require product level technical support and/or wish to redistribute the ActiveBPEL engine as part of their closed source solutions can obtain a commercial license from Active Endpoints, Inc.
The SCAD explained that the sales outlets that served as sources of price movements are closed sources adopting fixed prices.
Referencing both unique proprietary data from closed sources and published statistics this research report examines the political and economic climate, markets, payment habits and the attitudes and perceptions of the SME's.
Semagix provides a "screening and targeting" engine that enables people or "things" to be risk scored and prioritized based on directly and indirectly related information gathered from open and closed sources.