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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 use of Linux and open source software helps deal with a number of hardware-related facets of the technology gap.
To determine where open source is likely to move next, one has to imagine a scenario where these obstacles can be overcome.
IT organizations can now benefit from broader communities of software development and testing through SourceForge, taking advantage of the quality, customizability and interoperability of open source software," says John Hall, vice president of services for VA Linux.
Unisys is very excited to be a part of the OSA, and we feel very strongly that our expertise in all facets of mission-critical vertical solutions, utilizing open source and open standards, will bring great value to the Alliance," said Anthony Gold, vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys.
This 451 CAOS Report focuses on the emerging trend of proprietary software vendors transitioning to an open source business model - including the elimination of software licensing fees as a requirement, public source code availability and a greater reliance on services as the revenue engine.
Fonality will use the proceeds of this financing to increase product innovation for both the trixbox open source platform and the PBXtra commercial product line.
The continuously updated cross-compiled components, information and systems offered through LinuxLink subscriptions are aggregated from the open source community, semiconductor manufacturers and TimeSys and hosted in the TimeSys Network.
For more information on Open Source Meets Business, see http://www.
To support the growth of its open source project and community at www.
Terracotta's move will have a tremendous and positive impact on the Java open source community.
We've been told that cost savings is a main reason for open source adoption, and this report is an exploration of this topic," said Raven Zachary, Senior Analyst and Practice Head for Open Source at The 451 Group.
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