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Open Source

Open Source & Free Software projects release the source code to application and libraries under licenses that allows the code (in binary or source form) to be freely used, studied, modified and redistributed. Open Source and Free Software are largely similar at the rights provided to the user/developer at the license level, and in terms practial level as far as usages and the dynamics of projects and community. The key difference between Open Source and Free Software is political message.

For further information on Open Source see http://www.opensource.org

For further information on Free Software see http://www.gnu.org

How does an OpenSource project work/survive? All users are providing useful source code or testing; developers gain access to massive amounts of (fairly well) tested code.