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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a ..... In SugarCRM's case, it was because the software is so-called "badgeware" since it specified a "badge" that must be ... One of the most successful open-source products is the GNU/Linux operating system, an open- source ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_free_and_open-source_software

The Linux kernel, started by Linus Torvalds, was released as freely modifiable source code in 1991. ... Software Foundation Latin America released in 2008 a modified version of the Linux-kernel called Linux-libre, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. ..... Most popular user interfaces are based on the X Window System, often simply called "X". It provides ...

opensource.com/resources/what-is-linux

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux

The history of Linux began in 1991 with the commencement of a personal project by Finnish .... In the "Notes for linux release 0.01", Torvalds lists the GNU software that is ... The Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) was created in the year 2000, ... GNOME 3, released in April 2011, was called an "unholy mess" by Linus  ...

linux.org.au/introduction-linux-free-software-and-open-source

This is a general guide to free software and open source (FOSS), as well as the Linux (or GNU/Linux) operating sytem. For more information on how free and ...

www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-great-open-source-operating-system

But what makes Linux such a great choice that it's used in all those devices? ... Many open source software projects are extremely powerful, and as Linux is one  ...

www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/publications/review/2006_01/files/linux.pdf

The authors describe the use of Linux and open-source software in. Ericsson ... for their proprietary. s o f t w a r e . Linux. A Linux distribution (also called GNU/.

www.howtogeek.com/129967/htg-explains-what-is-open-source-software-and-why-you-should-care

Nov 28, 2012 ... Geeks often describe programs as being “open source” or “free software. ... For example, Ubuntu Linux is an open-source operating system.

computer.howstuffworks.com/question435.htm

Get the definition for open source and see why software developers think it allows for ... as the source code, has run through a special program called a compiler that ... Torvalds released version 0.02 of Linux under the GNU General Public ...