open source

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Coined by Christine Peterson in January 1998.

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open source (uncountable)

  1. (computing) The practice of providing open-source code for a product.
  2. (computing) Open-source software in general.
    His contributions to open source are numerous.

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open source (third-person singular simple present open sources, present participle open sourcing, simple past and past participle open sourced)

  1. To make open-source.