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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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While most see Open Source only from a technology aspect, Microsoft sees it as a culture as well.
In addition to its polymorphic Linux technology, which stops memory-based attacks such as Spectre, SambaCry and Heartbleed, Polyverse R&D has developed polyscripting, a security solution that thwarts code injection attacks on the three major open source web applications used by millions of people every day - WordPress, MediaWiki and Drupal.
Patents protect the concept or idea behind a piece of software, rather than the code itself, and many open source licenses do not make express grant of a patent license.
The experts encouraged everybody to access the latest trends and technologies in IT industry under the leadership of leading industry experts to use open source environment for a brighter and better future.
With open source, researchers do not start with what the author says about his or her work.
Over the past 20 years, the people who make open source software have helped to create a bold new world and enabled some of our most important online infrastructure.
--Determine the extent of the use of open source software technology
* No One's in Charge of OSS: 39 percent of respondents said that either no one within their company is responsible for open source compliance--or that they don't know who is.
The diversity of devices and standards that will emerge will make open source a great fit for enterprises to truly leverage these trends.
This impacts the innovation cycle and it becomes imperative for MNOs to stimulate innovation and creative solutions through open source.Morph cost models from capex to opex: In open source, the cost model is primarily opex-based following an "as a service" model, which provides higher capital efficiency and is more responsive to network scalability.
There's a fair amount of confusion over the term "open source." To be considered a true open source initiative, the code must gain a certification standard issued by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) (https://opensource.org).
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