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Old 09-09-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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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:

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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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.
And this website too-

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