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Learn the Basic Principles of Open-Source Software

Published: 16 November 2006

ID: G00144771

Analyst(s): Mark Driver


Defining open-source software is easier said than done. It's a broad IT topic, and, like so many others, OSS eludes a short, simple explication.

Table Of Contents
  • Licensed Software
  • Access to Source Code
  • Rights to Modify
  • Freedom to Redistribute
  • Defining Open Source
  • Advice to Technology Providers
  • Advice to Technology Adopters

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