Topic: Open Source


Summary

Open Source is the name for a method of performing software development.

Some people somewhat wrongly call Free Software by the name Open Source. Although all Free Software is Open Source software, not all Open Source is Free Software. Also, the motivations behind Open Source software is different than the motivations behind Free Software.

The motivations behind Free Software is Freedom (Liberty). The motivation behind Open Source software is just a methodology for Software Development.

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux
       

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