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:<span style="color:#33cc66; font-weight:bold;">Cirrus Open is on one disk and IP address!&nbsp; Fifty-two of the best FOSS components integrated into a full enterprise Intranet, with 28 leading apps so far, accessible anywhere on virtual desktops.&nbsp;  This release can create other at a click, so almost anyone can have a FOSS enterprise for their own organization, and offer them to others.</span>
 
 
::::<span style="color:#33cc66; font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cirrusopen.org/index.php/Development Disk image] &nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp; [https://github.com/CirrusComputing/CirrusOpen Source code] &nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp; [https://wiki.cirrusopen.org/images/a/a9/Cirrus-Open-Secure-Clouds.pdf System description] &nbsp;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp; [https://lists.cirrusopen.org/listinfo/dev Dev list]</span>
 
 
:<span style="color:#33cc66; font-weight:bold;">Cirrus Open greatly extends the reach of FOSS.&nbsp;  A real Intranet with real desktops and real apps is so much better than the fractured, closed cloud, it provides a real FOSS alternative online for small and medium-size organizations.&nbsp;  Let's make FOSS the standard for teams of two or more!&nbsp;&nbsp; [[User:Wstewart|Wstewart]] ([[User talk:Wstewart|talk]]) </span>
 
 
 
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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 communities that grow the software over time [http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/estimatinglinux.pdf].
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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].
  
Getting steadily better for [[History|more]] than a quarter century, FOSS provides more capability, security, and sustainability at much less cost, and is increasingly the first software option 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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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!)
 
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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!)

    

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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.