open source

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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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Linux on Intel takes away both hardware and software sales from Sun and the first survey in the Open Source Unix Research Initiative shows that, next to Intel, Sun SPARC is the most likely platform to host Linux -- not surprising, since it is the dominant proprietary Unix platform.

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