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TechNewsWorld: Time To Rethink Thailand's Open Source Motives

Sep 30, 2003, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Sambandaraksa)

"Over the past week, I have had to explain the concept of 'forking' in open source Latest News about open source on no less than four separate occasions. To save myself from going through it a fifth time, here it is for all to see.

"Most of you have heard of the term open source. Open source software (OSS) is software which is free and open, both literally and figuratively. The underlying source code is open and protected by a software license, often the GPL Latest News about GPL, which ensures that not only can people take this source code and build upon it, but that of any derivative works (that is, new programs which are built upon existing open source programs)..."

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