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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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Ideas are invited on possible open standards based approaches to the challenges, from which one or more proposals will be developed.
Open technologies include open-source software, open standards and open hardware.
In the desktop space, common computing architectures and open standards had greatly reduced costs and prompted tremendous innovation in applications as developers seized the opportunity to work within openly accessible and widely deployed systems.
More and more people are realizing the advantages of using open standards instead of proprietary ones.
The expanded relationship with Lawson will enable new and existing customers to achieve increased levels of operational efficiency and insight into their business process through an open standards based infrastructure.
Insurers, reinsurers and other industry executives should use their collective influence to pressure risk data modeling firms to move toward open standards, according to Rick Clinton, the president of Oakland, Calif.
However, the report also identifies a disconnect between Cisco's advocacy of horizontal open standards and the vertical strategy pursued over the past several decades by its largest consumer acquisition, Scientific-Atlanta (S-A).
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems have announced the formation of the Globus Consortium, a new industry group dedicated to the commercial advancement of the Globus Toolkit, an open standards building block for enterprise-level Grid implementations.
GoAhead's leadership and long commitment to Service Availability Forum open standards prevent vendor lock-in and protect your investments over time.
Open standards can accelerate the interoperability and expansion of the global infrastructure.
The joint development is based on open standards and thus has broad support in the industry.
Nasdaq:NTAP), a provider of network-attached data access and content delivery solutions, has expanded its effort to advance the open standards and interoperability of streaming media over Internet Protocol (IP) networks by joining the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA).

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