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Open source

Open sourceTerm used to describe a program or file that can be freely modified by anyone, allowing users or organizations to adjust the program's functionality to perform for their specific needs. There are numerous open source licensing agreements a program or file may follow. Therefore, it is best to refer to the appropriate documentation to see what the original developer allows and prohibits.

Note: Licensing agreements are commonly included in the header or footer of a licensed document.

Also see: Creative Commons, FOSS, FSF, GPL, OIN, OSD, OSI, OSS, SourceForge