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What is meant by "Open Source?" This refers to a program's source code, the more or less human readable code in which programs are written. An "Open Source" program is one whose source code is available for inspection and modification by end users, Typically, Open Source software is free, but that is not always the case. A classic essay, The Cathedral and the Bazaar, by Eric S. Raymond should be read by those who want a deeper understanding of why Open Source has been so successful Logo Open source software is an idea whose time has finally come. For twenty years it has been building momentum in the technical cultures that built the Internet and the World Wide Web. Now it's breaking out into the commercial world, and that's changing all the rules. Are you ready?

Software License List Maintained by the GNU Project of the Free Software Foundation. This list describes the terms of use and distribution imposed by the authors (or authoring organizations) on most Open Source Software.

Freecode.comEffective 2014-06-18 Freecode is no longer being updated (content may be stale) Freecode, formerly Freshmeat, has been the Web's largest index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software, and mobile applications. Thousands of applications, which are preferably released under an open source license, were meticulously cataloged in the Freecode database, but links to new applications and releases are no longer being added. Each entry provides a description of the software, links to download it and to obtain more information, and a history of the project's releases. is the world's largest Open Source software development web site, providing free hosting to tens of thousands of projects. The mission of is to enrich the Open Source community by providing a centralized place for Open Source developers to control and manage Open Source software development. To fulfill this mission goal, we offer a variety of services to projects we host, and to the Open Source community.

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