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Free Open Source Software (FOSS), sometimes also called just Open Source or Free Software, is software that 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>''' that requires any changes, such as fixes and enhancements, to be released under the same license.&nbsp;  This creates the all important trust in developers and users that generates large, sustainable communities that continue to grow the software capability over time [https://www.linux.com/publications/estimating-total-development-cost-linux-foundations-collaborative-projects].
  
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.
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FOSS has been getting steadily better for [[History|several decades now]].&nbsp; It provides more capability, security, and sustainability than commercial software at much less cost, it runs much of the Internet, and is increasingly the first software option for individuals and organizations alike.&nbsp; More information can be found in the following sections.&nbsp;  (Please [[Special:RequestAccount|sign up for an account]] and add more info!)
 
 
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 info.
 
 
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* [[Applications|Applications]] - <span style="color:#33cc66">hundreds!</span>
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* [[System Software|System]] - <span style="color:#33cc66">dozens!</span>
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Other info can be found at the following pages.
Misc other information can be found at the following pages.
 
  
 
:* [[FOSS Philosophy]] – ([[Философия_Свободного_и_открытого_программного_обеспечения|Russian translation]])
 
:* [[FOSS Philosophy]] – ([[Философия_Свободного_и_открытого_программного_обеспечения|Russian translation]])

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"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), sometimes also called just Open Source or Free Software, is software that is licensed to be free to use, modify, and distribute.  Most FOSS licenses also include a kind of legal Golden Rule that requires any changes, such as fixes and enhancements, to be released under the same license.  This creates the all important trust in developers and users that generates large, sustainable communities that continue to grow the software capability over time [1].

FOSS has been getting steadily better for several decades now.  It provides more capability, security, and sustainability than commercial software at much less cost, it runs much of the Internet, and is increasingly the first software option for individuals and organizations alike.  More information can be found in the following sections.  (Please sign up for an account and add more info!)

    

 Software

     

 Collections

   

 Information

Other info 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.