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– [http://www.linux.com/feature/119429 Taoism of Open Source]; Chen Nan Yang; September 29, 2007.
 
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Free Open Source Software (FOSS), also called just Open Source or Free Software, is licensed to be free to use, modify, and distribute.&nbsp; Most FOSS licenses also include a kind of legal '''<span style="color:#ffd700">Golden Rule</span>''', requiring any changes - such as fixes and enhancements - be released under the same license.&nbsp;  This generates the trust in developers and users that support large and sustainable [http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/estimatinglinux.pdf communities] that grow the software over time.
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Free Open Source Software (FOSS), also called just Open Source or Free Software, is licensed to be free to use, modify, and distribute.&nbsp; Most FOSS licenses also include a kind of legal '''<span style="color:#ffd700">Golden Rule</span>''', requiring any changes - such as fixes and enhancements - be released under the same license.&nbsp;  This creates the trust in developers and users that generates large, sustainable [http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/estimatinglinux.pdf communities] that grow the software over time.
  
More than a quarter century in [[History|evolution]], FOSS greatly increases capability, security, and stability, reduces costs, eliminates lock-in, and is increasingly the first choice for individuals to enterprises.&nbsp; More info in the following sections.   
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Getting better now for more than a [[History|quarter century]], FOSS provides more capability, security, and sustainability, at much less cost, and is increasingly the first option for software for individuals and organizations alike.&nbsp; More information can be found in the following sections.&nbsp; Thanks in advance for adding any software or other info.
 
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&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Software'''
 
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* <span style="color:#008800">[[Applications|Applications]]</span> - hundreds of apps!
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* <span style="color:#008800">[[System Software|System]]</span> - dozens of components!
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* [[System Software|System]] - <span style="color:#33cc66">dozens!</span>
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* [[Cloud Computing|Cloud]] - <span style="color:#33cc66">many!</span>
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Additional information can be found at the following pages.
 
  
:* [[FOSS Philosophy]] – [[Философия_Свободного_и_открытого_программного_обеспечения|Russian translation]]
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:* [http://www.theopensourceway.org/wiki/Main_Page The Open Source Way]
 
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Revision as of 19:24, 14 March 2015

"Because open source software features open code, more programmers are able to view the code, create new functionality, and fix bugs.  This follows the same natural way that science has developed over time."

Taoism of Open Source; Chen Nan Yang; September 29, 2007.


Free Open Source Software (FOSS), also called just Open Source or Free Software, is licensed to be free to use, modify, and distribute.  Most FOSS licenses also include a kind of legal Golden Rule, requiring any changes - such as fixes and enhancements - be released under the same license.  This creates the trust in developers and users that generates large, sustainable communities that grow the software over time.

Getting better now for more than a quarter century, FOSS provides more capability, security, and sustainability, at much less cost, and is increasingly the first option for software for individuals and organizations alike.  More information can be found in the following sections.  Thanks in advance for adding any software or other info.

     

  Software

      

  Collections

      

  Information

Misc other information can be found at the following pages.

Commercial Open Source Software (COSS) can contain Free Open Source Software components, however limits availability of key functionality to closed proprietary software, and therefore is discussed only on the COSS page.