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Old 04-11-2016, 05:01 AM   #1
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LXer: The Best Things in Life are Free


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Open source software is software that is distributed freely. Now, this may sound like a terrible idea. People are altruistic but only to a certain point. Why would people contribute to software for no reward? The key is that open source software is not only free, the process behind making it is transparent. You can change it. Open source projects start when people share code they wrote for their individual needs. Many times making this software publicly available is more cost effective than selling it.

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