So What Is Open Source Code?
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"I should start by explaining 'source code.' The languages that
computers use internally are very different from the languages that
humans use. The bridge between these languages is source code, it
is something that both humans and computers can understand. The
humans write their programmes in the form of source code, which a
computer then translates into machine code (called compiling). It
is this machine code (called binaries) that a computer actually
uses when running the finished programme.
"In open source development, the source code is freely
available, usually anybody can download it from the