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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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THE DISTURBING ASPECT OF THESE programs is that they can often be obtained through the same methods as public domain software - bulletin boards, data reproduction services, college computer science departments, and other users.
A third source of public domain software and shareware is the increasing number of companies that have been set up to market such material (some deal in hardware arid commercial software, too).
Interact boxes that guide readers step-by-step through computer simulations using public domain software.
No viruses have been found in public domain software.
com) a contract valued at nearly $600,000 to further develop an intelligent tutoring system (ITS), called EarthTutor, that will visually and interactively teach earth science to high school and college undergraduate students, using NASA satellite imagery and related NASA public domain software.
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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