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What is an Open Source?

An open source software is a source code that is publicly available, which means it can not only be accessed, but also be modified by anyone.

Open source software can provide a good alternative for software with a paid licence. Some companies release a version of their code as open source, and users can purchase the full product for more features and support. Some examples for open source software are:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Gimp
  • VLC Media Player
  • Linux·  Python

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