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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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True, open-source technology has been much talked about in recent years, but its uptake has still been slow.
In "The State of Open Source Software," a March 2006 report from the Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness (A-HEC, a technology research organization serving the university and college market), A-HEC founder Rob Abel wrote that two-thirds of chief information officers at institutions of higher education have considered or are actively considering using open-source technology.
The open-source movement is all about flexibility and evolutionary development.
Raymond went on to review nineteen axioms of open-source development by discussing his experience developing "Fetchmail," a Linux application used to forward e-mail.
Open-source alternatives change the mix by offering high-end functionality for considerably less money than even mid-tier competitors, with source code that vendors, resellers or customers are free to modify for special needs.
Standards-based open-source software components are especially compelling to smaller business markets.
From the Oxford English Dictionary to hip-hop music, open-source development has always been with us to some degree.
This rate of progress is critical because the advantages of open-source development depend on the powers of technology and the balance between what can be done through thinking and what has to be done by building.
There is a sense of excitement throughout the community about the increasing acceptance and adoption of open-source applications to power critical business operations for a growing number of corporate companies worldwide.
ObjectWeb, the international consortium dedicated to open-source infrastructure software, today announced the completion of the certification effort to make the open-source application server JOnAS compliant with the Java(tm) 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE 1.
ObjectWeb, the international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to open-source infrastructure software, today announced the extension of its roster of open-source projects with 3 Java middleware components for business integration: Byline content management system; eXo Platform enterprise portal; MOBE business process execution engine.
Behlendorf co-founded and contributed heavily to the development of the Apache Web Server, which is estimated drive more than 67 percent of the world's Web servers and stands as one of the most successful open-source projects to date.