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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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In addition to its work within individual OpenJDK communities, Red Hat leads the upstream development of Shenandoah, a high-performance garbage collector that is now part of OpenJDK 12.
The GPU project would maintain one or more code repositories derived from the OpenJDK HotSpot repository and a developers mailing list.
The announcement indicates that the two firms will make the OpenJDK community central for further development on the open source Java SE platform.