Open Source software

Definition: A type of computer software in which source code is released under a license that permits others to use, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open source is more than openly accessible: the distribution terms of open-source software must comply with 10 specific criteria (see:

Related terms: Github, Open Access, Open Code, Open Data, Open Licenses, Python, R, Repository

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