American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to source code that is available to the public: an open-source operating system.
- adj. computing Of, or relating to a product which is licensed to permit modifications and redistribution of its source code, as per The Open Source Definition.
- v. transitive To release the source code of.
- adj. of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available
“It has since birthed what is known as the open-source movement, which started out as a way to build computer operating systems but is fast becoming a design for life.”
“By contrast, Hadoop's development involves the non-profit Apache Software Foundation, which oversees Hadoop contributions in what the industry calls open-source software.”
“The non-profit Apache Software Foundation coordinates Hadoop contributions by programmers to what the industry calls open-source software.”
“As an alternative to dedicating a single-use PC, use only a locked-down browser from Authentium, or the Ubuntu open-source browser, launched from a CD or USB memory stick.”
“Titled "A Few Perspectives on OpenOffice. org," the video features a series of horror stories from customers who tried the open-source productivity suite and suffered from excess costs as well as IT resources, performance and compatibility issues.”
“In the clip, which includes only the description, "Some thoughts from OpenOffice. org users and why they switched back to Microsoft Office," we hear from a series of users who've had problems with the free, open-source applications.”
“Regardless of the precise new media mix, the climate movement is committed to continuing the push for climate protection with what Aroneanu called "open-source" activism.”
“Is Microsoft worried about OpenOffice. org, a free, open-source application suite?”
“Free open-source programming tools and easily distributed Web-based software drive down the cost of developing new products and services.”
“We also continued to publish our open-source academic journal Transformative Works and Cultures, developed the Fanlore wiki chronicling the histories of transformative fandom, and — perhaps most significantly — bought our own servers, to which the Archive of Our Own will shortly move.”
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