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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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E at 2-3 (discussing the disincentive on FOSS development teams to program capabilities for handling data in particular ways).
After the project was finished, I felt this overwhelming sense of pride," Foss recalled.
PBG takes a more hands-on role in building its brands in overseas markets, adds Foss.
Running a retail store, for example, is very different now than when Foss and Rose started Greenhouse.
Authorities eventually went inside, and Foss was arrested - after a scuffle during which Foss was pepper-sprayed and shocked with a stun gun.
My last contact concerning Foss was the one hour meeting in 2007.
We hold a regular general working party from 10am to noon on the first Saturday of each month when newcomers will find a warm welcome whether ready to get their hands dirty or just to learn more about FoSS and the Spa Park.
Consequently, Richard Stallman, the founder of FOSS considered that proprietary software limited the number of people use the programmes, limited the rights of users, harmed to the society benefit, obstructed users' adoption throughout ICT, defenced the users' requirements, and encumbered other developers to learn from the programmes or innovation.
Yet another myth is that FOSS is hostile to intellectual property-in fact, the truth is FOSS too demands IP protection and Open Source Institute actively pursues them.
FOSS is software released under licenses that ensure users always have (1) the freedom to run the program for any purpose; (2) the freedom to study how the program works and adapt it to their needs; (3) the freedom to redistribute copies of the program to others; and (4) the freedom to improve the program and release those improvements to the wider community.
Along with being able to deploy ZoneDirector controllers, the newly certified FOSS partners will also be able to deploy ZoneFlex access points.
Foss has been appointed President, CEO and Managing Director of Talon Petroleum after serving as President and CEO with Texon Petroleum Ltd until the company merged with Sundance Energy on 8 March 2013.