"Open source tools is a phrase used to mean a program -- or tool
-- that performs a very specific task, in which the source code is
is openly published for use and/or modification from its original
design, free of charge. Open source tools are typically created as
a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code
and share the changes within the community, and is usually
available at no charge under a license defined by the Open Source
"Open source tools may be viable alternatives to popular
closed-source applications and some open source tools offers
features or performance benefits that surpass their commercial
counterparts. The phrase open source tools is synonymous with open
source utility and similar to open source applications.
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