What does open-source mean?

Definitions for open-source

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. open-source(adj)

    of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available


  1. open-source(Verb)

    To release the source code of.

  2. open-source(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to a product which is licensed to permit modifications and redistribution of its source code.

    Linux is an open-source operating system


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of open-source in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of open-source in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryutaro Mori:

    For a highly complex system like flying cars, the success highly depends on the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge and experiences, our unique advantage is that we, as a nonprofit, volunteer organization, encourage open-source collaborations.

  2. Bob Sutton:

    It’s Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, when revolutionaries win, they become the enemy of the next group to rise up. Obama was a radical before he became The Man. Apple is The Man. Microsoft is n’t a good enemy now that the new CEO talks about the importance of open-source software.

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