upstream

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upstream (not comparable)

  1. in a direction against the flow of a current or stream; upriver
  2. (oil industry) involving exploration and pre-production rather than refining and selling
  3. (computing) in the direction from the client to the server
  4. (open-source software) maintained, owned or associated with the original developers of the given software
    • 2013, Matthew Helmke, Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Pearson Education
      You can also check the upstream and/or Debian bug trackers for open and closed bugs and the upstream revision history or newer release(s).
    • 2012, Jono Bacon, The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation, O'Reilly Media, Inc., page 141
      If the developer knows the bug is an upstream bug but does not know which bug it is in the upstream bug tracker, he can add an upstream task to the bug report.
    • 2008, Michael Dennis Scott, Scott on Outsourcing: Law and Practice, Aspen Publishers, page 198
      Because a user generally does not know the pedigree of the open source, it cannot know whether an upstream developer used intellectual property belonging to a third party in developing that software.
    • 2002, Tony Mancill, Linux Routers: A Primer for Network Administrators, Prentice Hall, page 190
      We'll walk through the steps to build FreeS/WAN using the upstream tarball.
  5. (biology) towards the leading end (5'end) of a DNA molecule

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upstream

  1. against the current

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