Open source tools is a phrase used to mean a program — or tool — that performs a very specific task, in which the source code is openly published for use and/or modification from its original design, free of charge. Open source tools are typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community, and is usually available at no charge under a license defined by the Open Source Initiative.
Open source tools may be viable alternatives to popular closed-source applications and some open source tools offers features or performance benefits that surpass their commercial counterparts. The phrase open source tools is synonymous with open source utility and similar to open source applications.
- Cool Colors
The phrase used to describe any color that is calm or soothing in nature. Cool colors are not overpowering and tend to recede in space. Examples of cool colors include white, gray, blue and green (think calming blue waters). Contrast with warm colors. See “The Science of Color” in the Did You Know… section of
Short for Hue, Saturation, and Value it is a color model that is often used in place of the RGB color model in graphics and paint programs. In using this color model, a color is specified then white or black is added to easily make color adjustments. HSV may also be called HSB (short for […]
- accent mark
In desktop publishing and word processing, an accent mark, also called a diacritical, it is the term used to describe the accent marks used on some characters to denote a specific pronunciation. Accent marks, or diacriticals are most commonly used in French, German, Spanish, and other languages. Accent marks are not common in the English […]
- PCI modem
A modem that plugs into a PCI bus and is controlled by a device driver. Other types of modems may use the older ISA bus slot.
In Fiber optics, it is the term used to describe any hard material that is powdered, carefully graded and then used to finish the ends of optical elements, including the ends of optical fibers and connectors. The abrasive partials are used in a similar way to how one would use sandpaper to finish or shape […]