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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.
GoAhead's leadership and long commitment to Service Availability Forum open standards prevent vendor lock-in and protect your investments over time.
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.
The joint development is based on open standards and thus has broad support in the industry.
Open standards can accelerate the interoperability and expansion of the global infrastructure.
The Economics of Mobile TV," authored by Yoram Solomon, discusses how open standards promote mature competition furthermore improving the economics of mobile broadcast TV, how mobile TV adds a new dimension of value to existing products; as well as why - contrary to popular belief - consumers will pay to use this added service.
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).
We applaud AMD's commitment to open standards in developing specifications that enable powerful system options and is backward-compatible with the existing ATX infrastructure," said Norman Tsai, EPS Sales vice president, MSI.

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