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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.
Perens is the creator of the Open Source Definition and founder of the Open Source Initiative and has given his seal of approval to both OSRM and moves to protect the legal image of open source software.
Licenses that conform with the Open Source Definition include the GNU Public License (GPL), the BSD license used with Berkeley Unix derivatives, the X Consortium license for the X Window System, and the Mozilla Public License.

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