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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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Users of the website can take advantage of a host of XMOS-related developer resources including shared project implementation ideas, a community-driven discussion forum, and immediate access to the recently implemented collaborative open source program.
Through Westcon's CollaborationPoint Open Source program, resellers will be able to access sales support, pre-sales engineering and post-sales support, advanced selling and configuration tools, authoritative market analysis and up-to-date product information designed to increase reseller profitability.
We are in a situation where many of these decades-old open source programs have become industry standards and provide the underpinning for the Internet as we know it.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy said the most anticipated benefits of using open source programs are lowering governmental expenses on technology solutions and decreasing Egypt's software imports, besides promoting social awareness of the importance of using these applications.
However, approval in the European Union is a big step forward for a deal hailed by some as transformational for the entire software industry and by others as the killer of one of the most successful open source programs in the world, the MySQL database.
The reality is that most open source-friendly healthcare organizations will have a heterogeneous environment, comprised of both proprietary, closed-source applications and open source programs.
Because the source code--the "instructions" that make the program do what it does--is released with open source programs, the programming community can contribute their talents at any time.
Among the confirmed presenters are Guido Van Rossum (Google software engineer and creator of Python programming language) in Beijing; Chris DiBona (Google open source programs manager) in London; Mark Stahl (Google data APIs tech lead) in Madrid, Spain; Bruce Johnson and Joel Webber (co-creators of the Google Web Toolkit) in Mountain View, Calif.
Open source programs typically run on the popular operating systems Windows, Linux and Macintosh and offer additional free features.
After gaining practical experience with the open source programs, IBM consultants report back to the three major higher-ed initiatives with the goal of tweaking and improving the programs.
Open source programs, which are usually free, allow users to view and modify the source code.
With a package list of included products that is just too long to list, among the notables are Open Source programs like Sendmail, the Perl programming language, and the graphics program that resembles PhotoShop the GIMP.
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