Open Source Software

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An open source software is a software whose source code is covered by a open-source license (where any public agent has a right to modify it).



References

2016

  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software Retrieved:2016-8-24.
    • Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development. The open-source model, or collaborative development from multiple independent sources, generates an increasingly more diverse scope of design perspective than any one company is capable of developing and sustaining long term. A report by the Standish Group (from 2008) states that adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.