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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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These capabilities enable search developers to experiment with the impact of changes across the search platform and instantly learn the success or failure of these tests," said Doug Turnbull, author of Relevant Search and Search Relevance Practice Lead at OpenSource Connections.
Zaheer Sarwar, the Registrar of ITU addressing the participants, said that workshop was an excellent opportunity for professionals to increase their familiarity with cloud computing through opensource softwares.
The university will use Daden's opensource software PIVOTE.
But adding multi-touch capability isn't easy, particularly in the opensource world of Linux, where many independent organisations and programmers are involved.
The opensource Firefox, already a favourite with those who would like to do multiple things with their web browser with third- party apps, will now service close to half a million workers around the world.
The EU probe focuses on Oracle's control of the MySQL product, the leading opensource database that Sun bought last year.
Longman articulated the concern that the playing field for influence on health IT policy is not level--that advocates of opensource software believe that the traditional vendors of proprietary software have vastly more inside-the-Beltway influence.
Organizers of the upcoming OpenSource World conference broadened the event program and are offering free admission, hoping to attract more attendees in a time of slashed travel budgets and increased competition from similar shows.
A service freely available to the OpenSource community.
More than 60 sessions offered attendees a wide variety of topics from which to choose--everything from podcasting and distance learning strategies to opensource applications and virtual microscopy.
Firefox has a sister opensource e-mail program called Thunderbird, which is also free.
The signals included small, less-expensive, more powerful workstations, followed by opensource software and cheaper RISC chip alternatives that undercut Sun's proprietary Java-based systems and proprietary chips.