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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.
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.
Talend's ETL tool is the first ever to be completed integrated with Eclipse RCP, which the traditional proprietary software companies only envision doing in the next 12 to 18 months.
Using a LIDAR scanner and its own proprietary software, Gradient Effects gathers and prepares comprehensive scan data from large-scale locations.
Both open source and proprietary software vendors now have the opportunity to comment on vulnerabilities in their products, and can use the service in a variety of ways, including configuration and remediation guidance, clarifications of vulnerability applicability, deeper vulnerability analysis, disputes of third-party vulnerability information, and explanations of vulnerability impact.
In the case of commercial proprietary software, this can mean employing the code more expansively than the use for which it was licensed.
Steve Schneider, CEO of the public company, says many have wanted to bring the Smart Car to the US since its debut, but the key to making the first ones available was the development of proprietary software.
Founded in 2000, we leverage internet-based services and standards to craft proprietary software applications to help clients sustain a competitive advantage.
The Company's proprietary software is an end-to-end solution for the secure delivery and management of digital video entertainment to the TV, STB, PC, and selected mobile devices.