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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Open to public participation, as in the sharing of information or the development of software.

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  • adjective 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.
  • verb transitive To release the source code of.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • The non-profit Apache Software Foundation coordinates Hadoop contributions by programmers to what the industry calls open-source software.

    Yahoo Mulls Spinoff for Hadoop Software Unit

  • By contrast, Hadoop's development involves the non-profit Apache Software Foundation, which oversees Hadoop contributions in what the industry calls open-source software.

    Yahoo to Spin Off Hadoop Team

  • By contrast, Hadoop's development involves the non-profit Apache Software Foundation, which oversees Hadoop contributions in what the industry calls open-source software.

    Yahoo to Spin Off Hadoop Team

  • The non-profit Apache Software Foundation coordinates Hadoop contributions by programmers to what the industry calls open-source software.

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  • 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.

    Microsoft Ad Trashes OpenOffice.org (VIDEO)

  • 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.

    Corbin Hiar: 10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

  • Is Microsoft worried about OpenOffice. org, a free, open-source application suite?

    Microsoft Ad Trashes OpenOffice.org (VIDEO)

  • 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.

    Cybercrooks stalk small businesses that bank online

  • 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.

    Microsoft Ad Trashes OpenOffice.org (VIDEO)

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