Definitions for "Open Source"
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Software written and then released free of charge for the world to use. No license fees are required for open source software packages.
Open Source is a programming movement characterized by the creation of 'open' code that can be modified or distributed without paying a licensing fee. Members of the movement participate voluntarily in the development of the code and typically publish new code on the Internet for common use. Although the Jabber community started as a small number of open-source projects, Jabber technologies are centered around the Jabber protocols, and there exist many freeware, shareware, and commercial implementations of the Jabber protocols. See also OSI.
A philosophy for developing, releasing, and evolving software. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing. See for more information.
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