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Open Source Software
Note: Many topics at this site are reduced versions of the text in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications." Search results will not be as extensive as a search of the book's CD-ROM.
UNIX and Linux are the best examples of open source software, with Linux being the most successful in terms of community involvement. Linux is an operating system in which the source code is freely available and where development is done for the community of users. See "Linux."
According to "The Open Source Definition" at Opensource.org, open source software may be freely distributed and must comply with the following criteria:
See "Linux" for additional links related to free software.
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