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What is the difference of the open source program to another program?


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Answered 2007-06-25 11:12:38

The term "open source program" generally replaces the old "free software" term. Open source programs are programs whose source code is available under a license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. It is often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Hope this helps!

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