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source code

Computing the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code

source code

[′sȯrs ‚kōd]
(computer science)
The statements in which a computer program is initially written before translation into machine language.

source code

(language, programming)
(Or "source", or rarely "source language") The form in which a computer program is written by the programmer. Source code is written in some formal programming language which can be compiled automatically into object code or machine code or executed by an interpreter.

source code

Programming statements and instructions that are written by the developer. Source code is what a programmer writes, but it is not directly executable by the computer. It must be converted into machine language by compilers, assemblers or interpreters.

In some cases, source code can be machine generated by programs that convert the source code of one programming language or dialect into the source code of another language or dialect. See lines of code.
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But when a developer incorporates open source software into a proprietary application under a license agreement that requires the source code of the new work derived from the original open source code to be made freely available to others, the developer has a big problem.
9987, promulgated 14 September 2015, the Comelec said the conduct of a local source code review seeks to provide interested parties and groups an opportunity to inspect the source codes in the Automated Elections System.
As explained in a 2008 article by Donna Ruscitti and Jeremy Logsdon in the Bloomberg Law Journal, source code has been considered a trade secret "to gain a strategic advantage over competitors by not allowing competitors to see how the code was written.
These laboratories, often lacking the equipment or expertise to really use the source code, are often unable to do more than lock up the code in a secure vault, ultimately to be discarded many years later.
Open-source alternatives change the mix by offering high-end functionality for considerably less money than even mid-tier competitors, with source code that vendors, resellers or customers are free to modify for special needs.
and is the largest user-contributed source code repository on the Internet.
In addition, the software or source code must be maintained in a secure area, generally may not be removed from the owner's place of business and may be examined only in connection with the examination of the return summoned.
2678) would impose limits on the IRS's ability to issue summonses for software source codes and would safeguard source codes provided under summons.
The source code and additional information will be available from Second Life's website at http://secondlife.
Source code intelligence allows developers and teams to quickly predict source code complexity before they write the code, have assistance and help while writing it, and better understand, analyze and navigate code after it has been written.
Open Country enables enterprises to manage the vast array of machines that run open source code, and for that reason, our customers are very much at the forefront in incorporating open source into their enterprise IT," said Laurent Gharda, President and CEO, Open Country.
The objective of the Source Code Beta Test Program is to offer OSF DCE licensees early access to the DCE 1.

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