"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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