What is open source?

Open Source

In production and development, open source is a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation details. Before the phrase open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of terms for the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. The open-source software movement arose to clarify the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.

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    The source of poetry that
    seeing the clock stopped, says,
    The clock has stopped

    that ticked yesterday so well?
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    Let us presently go sit in council,
    How covert matters may be best disclosed
    And open perils surest answered.
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