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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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EarthTutor integrates with NASA's Image2000 software, public domain software specialized for the display, analysis and processing of satellite imagery.
Topics will include: the impact of multimedia user interfaces, the addition of sound and motion, public domain software issues, licensing and legal elements.
Digital has been a long-time supporter of the Internet; for example, providing systems that act as relay points for newsgroup communications, and developing public domain software like FTPmail, which enables users with limited electronic mail capabilities to access remote files.
With direct access to a full range of Internet applications and resources, customers can access e-mail, world wide websites, news groups and database information including graphics, data and public domain software.
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