"Open source and free software licensing is generally associated
with software development, and for good reason. The ideas
underlying open source licensing were all developed in the context
of software creation. The very name 'open source' refers to the
opening of the source code in which software is written.
"Open source principles make sense for software development.
Because the source code is 'open,' users can make modifications to
the underlying code, either in the form of incremental improvements
or in the form of a total redevelopment that make the program into
something entirely new..."