(of computer programs, codes, etc) freely available to all users
operating system An object-oriented application programming interface (API) derived from NEXTSTEP and proposed as an open standard by NeXT in 1994. OpenStep is the specification of the object kits of NEXTSTEP. OPENSTEP/Mach was an implementation of this specification. The original, OPENSTEP version 4.0, and really was NEXTSTEP 4. Rhapsody was the codename for Apple’s Mac […]
noun 1. merchandise, especially china, silverware, and glassware, sold in sets with additional individual pieces available from stock for future purchases, as for replacement.
noun 1. a staircase string whose top follows the profile of the steps in such a way that the treads project beyond its outer face.
- Open switch
(IBM, probably from railways) An unresolved question, issue, or problem. [Jargon File] (1994-11-11)