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o·pen-source

(ō′pən-sôrs′)
adj.
Open to public participation, as in the sharing of information or the development of software: an open-source operating system.
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Adj.1.open-source - 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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Sonatype Inc., a software company in Fulton, released security software for users of its open-source software for organizing, storing and distributing software components.
Open-source software runs something in your life even if you don't realize it.
For example, the open source presents an open-source philosophy, and further defines a boundary on the usage, modification and redistribution of open-source software, software licenses grant rights to users which would otherwise be prohibited by copyright.
The use case of this open-source component makes it a prime target for cyberattacks.
That's why the National Association of Voting Officials in the US is leading a movement to encourage election officials to stop the purchase of insecure systems and begin to use software based on open-source systems that can guard votes against manipulation.
Adoption of open source technologies largely depends on the availability of skills and resources that can support the development around an open-source technology.
The open-source software movement arose to clarify the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.
GitHub platform for open-source programming is decentralized, more accessible to amateurs, encouraging more collaboration among companies, individuals
Even as adoption of open-source platforms usage across organizations increases, the potential for collision of developer and IT executives' interests intensifies, Infoworld reported.
At a Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2010 in February, Andreas Bitterer, research vice president, Gartner said: "Open-source BI has seen an interesting adoption pattern over the last few years.
Microsoft has cofounded and is providing the funding for a new foundation aimed at bringing open-source and proprietary software companies together to participate side by side in open-source projects.