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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 main characteristic of free software is its modifiability through access to the source code, which are readable files that make up the construction of the program (Kelty, 2008; Pfaffman, 2008; Stallman, 2010).
Free software, then, offers an example of a technology with the potential to grant communication rights, particularly because of its unique technological features as well as the alternative intellectual property licenses protecting the software.
Dennis Howe's Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC.org) defines free software this way:
(47) More litigation may arise as free software becomes
This Article examines this benefit and other related benefits derived from city governments' use of free software, and discusses current obstacles to free software adoption.
This second updated edition updates essays from the first edition to reflect the latest changes in copyright and free software issues and adds more new articles.
"Now, any new notebook PC can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot using free software from Connectify."
So if you thought there wasn't a role for free software products and vendors in our library software marketplace, there goes that theory.
"Getting greater control over the informatic process is crucial," said Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes, who heads a commission pushing Cuba's migration to free software.
(NASDAQ:SGIC) is releasing a new version of the SGI Free Software License B.
Credativ, based in Rugby, specialises in helping organisations benefit from free software.
The JPro JL7100 has a seven-inch digital LCD monitor, a 400 MHz Samsung processor with a 4 GB SD-Card storage, built-in LAN, three USB ports, VGA port, extra long battery time, shock and vibration resistance and free software. It runs on Windows CE 5.0 operating system.
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