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open source

n
(Computer Science)
a. intellectual property, esp computer source code, that is made freely available to the general public by its creators
b. (as modifier): open source software. Compare closed source
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30) Indeed, as mentioned previously, OSI has a process to certify licenses as conforming to the Open Source Definition.
As a standards body it maintains the open source definition for the good of the whole community
Open Source Initiative--OSI--The Open Source Definition.
He is also the general counsel and secretary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community.
Meanwhile, Perens, author of the Open Source Definition, was claimed by McBride - using a misquoted reference to a ComputerWire article - to have admitted that SCO Unix System V code was now in Linux.

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