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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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However, Stephen Walli, a business development manager for Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative recently hinted to ComputerWire of Microsoft's release yesterday, explaining open source would help Microsoft better engage with customers and saying software is more than selling "the license and the box.
The application of decision rules coupled with a centralized shared source of information enables Cargill to apply credit policy/decisions in a more consistent and enforceable manner.
With income from shared sources (including a onetime fee that each N.
The fact that they shared source code further suggests that it wasn't just someone copying or reusing one bit of Stuxnet or Flame that they had found in the wild, but rather those that wrote the code passed it over," he said.
One million customers in government, partner companies and academia are now participating in Shared Source, the program that allows non-Redmond engineers to view the Windows source code, Microsoft said yesterday.
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