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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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To determine where open source is likely to move next, one has to imagine a scenario where these obstacles can be overcome.
IT organizations can now benefit from broader communities of software development and testing through SourceForge, taking advantage of the quality, customizability and interoperability of open source software," says John Hall, vice president of services for VA Linux.
Unisys is very excited to be a part of the OSA, and we feel very strongly that our expertise in all facets of mission-critical vertical solutions, utilizing open source and open standards, will bring great value to the Alliance," said Anthony Gold, vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys.
This 451 CAOS Report focuses on the emerging trend of proprietary software vendors transitioning to an open source business model - including the elimination of software licensing fees as a requirement, public source code availability and a greater reliance on services as the revenue engine.
The continuously updated cross-compiled components, information and systems offered through LinuxLink subscriptions are aggregated from the open source community, semiconductor manufacturers and TimeSys and hosted in the TimeSys Network.
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Terracotta has experienced rapid growth in customers using open source frameworks since its debut at JavaOne in May, and open sourcing its products now is expected to catalyze adoption in other areas of the open source stack.
This 50-page report, 'Cost Conscious - A practical guide for understanding and calculating the financial benefits of open source for enterprise IT projects,' was written by Raven Zachary together with Lee Bruno, Editorial Director, Special Reports.
Red Hat Summit, JBoss World and FUDCON are three events where lead users and lead developers can discuss their respective agendas for open source development, deployment and innovation.
More and more companies are incorporating open source code into their software development processes and are enjoying the benefits, and these companies need to understand the inherent risks related to open source software," said Douglas Levin, CEO of Black Duck Software.
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