"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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