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NewsFactor: Open Source Is Alive and Well with Commercial Developers

Oct 26, 2005, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open-source programming, a concept started nearly a decade ago by developers seeking an alternative marketing outlet, is becoming a staple for many software companies. Open-source code is now the basis of many popular products, some of which are distributed for free.

"An open-source environment enables programmers to read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a clearinghouse for license and marketing agreements involving open-source programs..."

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