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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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NET programming code and moved most of its code off of its proprietary CodePlex code sharing website to the GitHub website.
An offering from CodePlex, a community of software developers supported by Microsoft who are working on free "open source" programs, Better Explorer among other things provides tabs with which you can work with multiple folders at once.
CodePlex hosts the Gadgeteer source and binary code, as well as documentation specifying the hardware interfaces between the mainboard and the components, Microsoft added.
This add-in is freely available for download from the CodePlex Open Source Community.
lt;p>In August it raised eyebrows again, opening the CodePlex Foundation to bring together open source and proprietary software companies to participate in open-source projects.
The source code for OGDI is publicly available on CodePlex, Microsoft's open source hosting site, enabling developers to reuse it and provide feedback.
Jadu will continue to fund and support the Phalanger project, and the developers at Charles University in Prague are also adding features and looking at a new release of Phalanger on the Microsoft Codeplex for both PHP and .
Moreover, it's available at no charge on CodePlex, Microsoft's open-source project-hosting Web site, and within the Microsoft CRM Sandbox, where users can share knowledge with the Dynamics CRM community.
NET MVC and of course, SharePoint - all released via CodePlex.
Additionally, the database can be downloaded for SQL Server 2000 from Microsoft (Northwind and Pubs Sample Databases for SQL Server 2000, 2010) and for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 from Codeplex (Northwind Database, 2011).