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Open source (disambiguation)

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Open source products include permission to use the source code, design documents, or content of the product.

Open source may also refer to:



  • Open-source license, a type of license for computer software and other products that allows the source code, blueprint or design to be used, modified and/or shared under defined terms and conditions
  • Open-source model, a decentralized software development model
  • Open-source software, a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute it
  • Free and open-source software, openly shared source code that is licensed without any restrictions on usage, modification, or distribution


  • Open-source hardware, or open hardware, computer hardware, such as microprocessors, that is designed in the same fashion as open source software
  • Open-source robotics, physical artifacts of the subject are offered by the open design movement
  • Open-source product development, collaborative product and process openness of open-source hardware for any interested participants


  • Open-source appropriate technology, is designed for environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, economic, and community aspects
  • Open-source architecture, emerging procedures in imagination and formation of virtual and real spaces within an inclusive universal infrastructure
  • Open-source cola, cola soft drinks made to open-sourced recipes
  • Open Source Ecology, a network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters striving to manufacture the Global Village Construction Set


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