define: open source
On 2 November 2004, the first result Google gave me was from an article in the business magazine Fortune:
Any software whose code is available for users to look at and modify freely. Linux is the best-known example; others include Apache, the dominant software for servers that dish out corporate web pages. www.fortune.com/fortune/techatwork/articles/0,15114,368947,00.htmlThis contradicts various other definitions such as the OSI's.
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