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SiliconRepublic: Open Arms for Open Source

Mar 31, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The open source software movement has been gaining supporters around the globe as a low-cost community-supported effort that provides an alternative to proprietary software. As the name implies open source gives users access to the source code of software programs, something that commercial software companies keep a closely guarded secret, so that users can make improvements or alterations to the software that are then shared with the rest of the community. The ubiquity of the internet has been a crucial factor in open source becoming popular as software can be downloaded from the internet and free support is available from the numerous online forums devoted to the topic..."

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