Open Source Definition


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Open Source Definition

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(OSD) Definition of distribution terms for open source software, promoted by the Open Source Initiative.

http://opensource.org/osd.html.

Open Source Definition

A defined set of requirements for open source software from the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Definition (OSD) stipulates not only access to the source code, but also integrity of the code, its free redistribution, a technology-neutral provision, as well as specific anti-discrimination rules. To read the definition, visit www.opensource.org/docs/osd. See OSI and open source.
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(92.) What is Free Software?, supra note 88 (discussing Freedom 1, the freedom "to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish"); The Open Source Definition (Annotated), supra note 91, [section] 2 (discussing the Source Code principle).
Microsoft responded to these comments either by pointing out how their licenses complied with the Open Source Definition or by revising them.
Adherence to OSD (Open Source Definition), which acts as an open source accordance guideline.
The Open Source Definition, notably, presents an open-source philosophy, and further defines a boundary on the usage, modification and redistribution of open-source software.

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