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Open source definition

(OSD) Definition of distribution terms for open source software, promoted by the Open Source Initiative.


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  • Open source initiative

    body (OSI) An organisation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community. (http://opensource.org/). (1999-11-28)

  • Open source license

    legal Any document that attempts to specify open source usage and distribution of software. These licenses are usually drafted by experts and are likely to be more legally sound than one a programmer could write. However, loopholes do exist. Here is a non-exhaustive list of open source licenses: 1. Public Domain – No license. 2. […]

  • Open-space

    noun 1. Ecology. undeveloped land that is protected from development by legislation.

  • Open-stack

    [oh-puh n-stak] /ˈoʊ pənˈstæk/ adjective, Library Science. 1. having or being a system of library management in which patrons have direct access to stacks for browsing and selecting books; open-shelf.

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