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Old 09-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
muralikris
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About Open source


Hi All,

Could someone please share about basics in open source.
I have good knowledge in Linux, but i would like to know more about open source.How can we categorise one software as an open source software.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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If the source code is free and open to the public, it's open source.

Most open source software in Linux is released under the GPL license, you can read more here:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.html

Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 09-09-2012 at 12:50 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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There are some articles at www.eff.org, see also http://catb.org/esr/
 
Old 09-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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Hi:

The GNU General Public License-
is a software license ensuring that the source code for any operating system remains freely
available for anyone that wants to examine, build on or improve upon it.

A man named (you can find him online) Mr. Richard Stallman developed and designed the GNU Project.

This wikipedia page should help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman
And this website too-
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman

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