licensed under an open source license
. Software that fits the Free software definition
are more appropriately called free software
. For more information about the philosophical background for open source software, see open source movement
and free software movement
Examples of open source software:
See also: open source, freeware, shareware, public domain, proprietary software.
- Freshmeat: http://www.freshmeat.net/ -A news site for open source software.
- Sourceforge: http://www.sourceforge.net/ -Home of thousands of open source projects.
- Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers! http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why by David A. Wheeler provides quantitative data that, in many cases, open source software / free software is equal to or superior to their proprietary competition; it examines market share, reliability, performance, scalability, scaleability, security, and total cost of ownership, as well as non-quantitative issues and unnecessary fears.
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