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Open source software

Open source software
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available and licensed with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.[1] Open-source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open-content movements.[2] A report by the Standish Group (from 2008) states that adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.[3][4] Definitions[edit] The Open Source Initiative's (OSI) definition is recognized[who?] as the standard or de facto definition. OSI uses The Open Source Definition to determine whether it considers a software license open source. Proliferation of the term[edit] Open software licensing[edit] Certifications[edit] Early releases

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Open Source Initiative non-profit organization promoting open-source software The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open-source software. The organization was founded in late February 1998 by Bruce Perens and Eric S. Raymond, part of a group inspired by the Netscape Communications Corporation publishing the source code for its flagship Netscape Communicator product. Later, in August 1998, the organization added a board of directors. History[edit] In 2009, the OSI was temporarily suspended from operation as a California corporation, apparently in response to a complaint concerning tax paperwork from earlier years.[14][clarification needed] Its current status is "Active".[15] On November 8, 2013, OSI appointed Patrick Masson as its General Manager.[19] Relationship with the free software movement[edit] Board members[edit] The current Open Source Initiative board of Directors is:[23] Past board members include: See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Steve Hanov's Programming Blog Why “Free Software” is better than “Open Source” - GNU Project While free software by any other name would give you the same freedom, it makes a big difference which name we use: different words convey different ideas. In 1998, some of the people in the free software community began using the term “open source software” instead of “free software” to describe what they do. The term “open source” quickly became associated with a different approach, a different philosophy, different values, and even a different criterion for which licenses are acceptable. The Free Software movement and the Open Source movement are today separate movements with different views and goals, although we can and do work together on some practical projects. The fundamental difference between the two movements is in their values, their ways of looking at the world. Relationship between the Free Software movement and Open Source movement The Free Software movement and the Open Source movement are like two political camps within the free software community. Ambiguity

Free Open Source Software Permissions When a person logs into your app via Facebook Login you can access a subset of that person's data stored on Facebook. Permissions are how you ask someone if you can access that data. A person's privacy settings combined with what you ask for will determine what you can access. Permissions are strings that are passed along with a login request or an API call. email - Access to a person's primary email address.user_likes - Access to the list of things a person likes. For example, if you add the login button to a web app and ask for email and user_likes via the scope parameter, a person would be prompted with this dialog when logging in for the first time: Your app has requested a person's email address and the things they like but that request also automatically asks for access to a person's public profile. We provide similar mechanisms for iOS and Android. Your app can ask for additional permissions at any time, even after a person logs in for the first time.