Definition of Open-source

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available.

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Partainyms: Source Code

Definition of Open-source

1. Adjective. (computing) Of, or relating to a product which is licensed to permit modifications and redistribution of its source code. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To release the source code of. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Open-source

open-heart surgery
open-hearth process
open-label trial
open-pit mine
open-source (current term)
open account
open adoption
open adoptions
open air
open air museum
open air museums
open and shut
open and shut case

Literary usage of Open-source

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. E-learning in Tertiary Education: Where Do We Stand? by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service), SourceOECD (2005)
"The New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment Consortium In 2003, the New Zealand Government established the eLearning Collaboration Development ..."

2. OECD Information Technology Outlook: ICTs and the Information Economy by Graham Vickery (2002)
"Open source Open source software (software whose source code is publicly ... With open source, anybody can modify or improve a computer programme's source ..."

3. Software, Growth, and the Future of the U.S. Economy: Report of a Symposium by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner (2006)
"By definition, open-source software is different from proprietary software whose makers do not make the source code available. In the real world, ..."

4. Denmark by OECD Staff (2006)
"The second major criticism expressed about KMD at the time of this review relates to the push towards use of so-called "open-source" software in Denmark ..."

5. Enhancing Productivity Growth in the Information Age by Dale Weldeau Jorgenson, Charles W. Wessner, National Academies Press (U.S., National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"open-source software is promising. open-source software development has proven to be a significant and successful way of creating software that is more ..."

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