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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 results for the Jikes implementation are shown in table 7.
In recent years a lot of powerful JIT compilers for stack-based mobile code formats have been developed: especially notable are Sun's HotSpot compiler [62, 6] and IBM's Jikes RVM [7, 44], respectively.
On Monday, Digital Creations opened the source to its Z Open Publishing Environment (ZOPE) (CI No 3,553), while Tuesday saw IBM open up its Jikes Java compiler (CI No 3,554).
Responding to Linux developer community demand, IBM Research has released the source to its Jikes Java compiler.