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Description

A term often associated with Linux software and users. Usually refers to groups/software being free for use. Some software, like OpenVMS, isn't open source but the 'open' refers to standard support (POSIX, X etc).


Example 1.

OpenGL - A free widely available graphics language.

URL [1] (http://www.opengl.org/)

Example 2.

Open Source - The open source initiative. Source being the programming language code used to write software.

URL [2] (http://www.opensource.org/)