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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to source code that is available to the public: an open-source operating system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. 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. To release the source code of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available

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