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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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Leaving aside moral considerations, some regard open-source software as inherently better than proprietary software in technical terms because users can alter the underlying code to correct glitches or improve performance.
The document states that in future, discrimination and prejudice will be avoided in software procurement procedures, making choices based on merit, thus giving OSS and proprietary software (PS) equal opportunities to be selected.
These companies hope that students who learn to use their proprietary software will purchase it later at their places of employment.
To this superior imaging capability we add sensors and proprietary software that provide intelligent object tracking and analysis - while simultaneously managing bandwidth," continues Dr.
The company's downloadable proprietary software application, Text Desktop TV, is offered free to consumers to help locate, manage and view Internet video content.
Founded in 1999, AHS is a technology-enabled service provider that provides medical billing services to physician groups using its proprietary software called Virtual Manager.
This collaborative approach allows rSmart to offer colleges and universities open source applications that break their dependence on traditional proprietary software vendors.
Moldflow will work with local authorities after January 1, 2007 in an effort to identify and take any required legal action against unlicensed users of its proprietary software.
As of today, the ETL market is no longer the exclusive domain of a limited group of proprietary software vendors, taking advantage of their market position to maintain the high price of licenses for products with limited functionality," said Fabrice Bonan, co-founder of Talend in charge of research and development.
Using its proprietary software, Eyetronics recently scanned over 1,400 Major League baseball players and coaches for game developers Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and 2K Sports.
government vulnerability information, the NVD can be used by users of both open source and proprietary software.
In the case of commercial proprietary software, this can mean employing the code more expansively than the use for which it was licensed.