What is open source software?

Open Source Software

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available and licensed with an open-source license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software for free to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open-content movements.

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Open Source Software - See Also
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Jim Jagielski - Work - FOSS Leadership
... was asked to serve on the Advisory Board of the Open Source Software Institute ... Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit (501 c 6) organization of corporate, government and academic representatives whose mission is to promote the development and implementation ... to the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative ...
Black Duck Software - History
... Black Duck in 2002, at a time when litigation over open source and software intellectual property began in the United States, including the high-profile SCO v ... there should be an automated way to keep track of and verify software code origins ... Black Duck Software began shipping its first product, Protex, in 2004 ...
Free License - By Countries - European Union - Germany
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