"Open source software is a software license that allows the user
to take a look under the hood, make any tweaks and adjustments that
they might like to see, and then freely redistribute that same
software to anyone they wish.
"There is really no question about it; this is a software
license with a future--just look around. Mozilla's Firefox, Open
Office and a number of other titles have proven that open source
software has enough 'bite' to rock even the mightiest closed source
software company to its very core..."