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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.&nbsp; 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.   
Free Open Source Software (FOSS), sometimes called just Free Software or Open Source, is licensed to remain freely available 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 - typically fixes and enhancements - be made available under the same license.&nbsp;  The trust this generates by developers and users is the key, enabling large and sustainable [http://www.linuxfoundation.org/publications/estimatinglinux.pdf communities] that continually grow the software over time.
 
 
 
From individuals to large enterprises, FOSS is increasingly the standard choice because it is the natural state of software, and so increases capability, reduces costs, increases security, avoids lock-in, provides long-term stability, and is the best long-term choice.&nbsp;  More info provided in the following sections.   
 
 
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* <span style="color:#008800">[[Applications|Applications]]</span> - hundreds of apps!
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Revision as of 01:39, 29 January 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 generates the trust in developers and users that support large and sustainable communities that grow the software over time.  More than a quarter century in evolution, FOSS greatly increases capability, security, and stability, reduces costs, eliminates lock-in, and is increasingly the first choice for individuals to enterprises.  More info in the following sections.

        

  Software

        

  Collections

        

  Information

Additional 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 described on this site only on the COSS page.