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Open to public participation, as in the sharing of information or the development of software: an open-source operating system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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Many of them have gone that route despite the availability of open-source alternatives, opting for safety over opensource promises of freedom.
This article discusses the application of the open-source software project model for the Department of Defense, a software systems development that uses the tenets first laid out in an original paper entitled "Cathedral and the Bazaar," written by Eric S.
Into this environment, a new breed of application has entered under the banner of "open architecture," the cornerstone of an emerging reseller's market for customizable software built on an "open stack" of open-source software components, such as Linux, the PostgreSQL database, and the Qt programming framework for C++.
How Linux and open-source development could change the ways we get things done

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