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BroadcastEngineering: Open Source Reaches the Broadcast Field

Oct 05, 2002, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad Gilmer)

[ Thanks to /mel for this link. ]

"What is Open Source, and why is it a powerful force in the software development environment today? How does it relate to television? Does it have a viable future?

"Let's start with a definition. Open Source is free software. Not just free as in 'freeware' distributed at no cost, but free in the sense that the source code is made available to anyone who wants it. There are a number of other things that characterize Open Source code, so let's go down the list, as provided by the Open Source Initiative (OSI)..."

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