The Open Source Definition
Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria: 1. Free Redistribution The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale. 2. The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form. 3. The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software. 4. The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in modified form only if the license allows the distribution of "patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying the program at build time. 5. The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.