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What is Open Source

Open source software is software that users have the ability to run, distribute, study and modify for any purpose.

Open source is a collaborative software-development method that harnesses the power of peer review and transparency of process to develop code that is freely accessible. 1

Open source draws on an ecosystem of thousands of developers and customers all over the world to drive innovation 2

Learn More:

  • Free and open-source software (FOSS): a site to inform you about computer software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.
  • Opensource.com: publishes stories about creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions.

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1. http://connect.educause.edu/display/47941
2. http://connect.educause.edu/display/47941

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