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  The Open Source Definition (Annotated) | Open Source Initiative
the Open Source Definition (OSD) and are not a part of the OSD.
Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code.
license traps that prevent open source from being used commercially.
www.opensource.org /docs/definition.php   (805 words)

  Open Source Initiative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase "open source initiative" is also used by the ObjectWeb consortium to differentiate market-aware endeavors from open source projects.
An example of an open source initiative is the "ESB initiative" incepted by ObjectWeb in June 2004.
The Open Source Initiative was able to publish a number of internal Microsoft memos, the Halloween documents, that showed Microsoft was an opponent of GNU/Linux and had suggested various methods of eliminating the threat of open source software.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_Source_Initiative   (308 words)

 Open source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Open source as applied to culture defines a culture in which fixations are made generally available.
Open source politics — is a term used to describe a political process that uses Internet technologies such as blogs and email to provide for a rapid feedback mechanism between political organizations and their supporters.
Open source journalism — referred to the standard journalistic techniques of news gathering and fact checking, and reflected a similar term that was in use from 1992 in military intelligence circles, open source intelligence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_Source   (1784 words)

 Open source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Open source hardware — hardware whose initial specification, usually in a software format, are published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the hardware and source code without paying royalties or fees.
Open source governance — is similar to open source politics, but it applies more to the democratic process and promotes the freedom of information.
Open Source Yoga Unity — A nonprofit California corporation, was formed to provide a common voice, and the pooling of resources, to resist the enforcement of the copyright protection of any Yoga style thereby ensuring its continued natural unfettered practice for all to enjoy and develop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_source   (1784 words)

 Halfbakery: Open Source Hardware Initiative
Open source hardware is feasible, reproducible, and implementable so long as users develop or get a hold of a tool to develop open source hardware.
Open source hardware must be backed by the open source software community to develop the tools necessary for building, testing, and laying out circuitry to be printed on the PCB router.
The biggest impediment to having an open source hardware movement is the expense of materials consumed during the development cycle.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Open_20Source_20Hardware_20Initiative   (2395 words)

 OSI - Open Source Initiative, Open Systems Interconnection
Open Systems Interconnection: A seven (7) layer architecture model for communications systems developed by the ISO for the interconnection of data communications systems.
Open Systems Interconnection, a set of standard protocol grouped into seven layers: the physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, and application layers.
Open Systems Interconnection The concept of a "stack" of protocols (hence "TCP/IP stack" as in "This damn Microsoft TCP/IP stack is so broken...") is due to the OSI seven-layer model, even though TCP/IP has only about four distinct layers (certain layers are combined).
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/OSI.asp   (741 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - FAQ:Advocacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Open Source Initiative does not have a position on whether ideas can be owned, whether patents are good or bad, or any of the related controversies.
The term "open source" has a technical meaning in the intelligence community; it refers to publicly accessible intelligence sources such as newspapers.
While there is agreement on the broad term "open source" as meaning approximately what is captured in the Open Source Definition the term has, ironically, now become so popular that it has lost some of its precision.
opensource.berlios.de /advocacy/faq.php   (1357 words)

 Define open source - a Whatis.com definition - see also: open-source
Developers of software that is intended to be freely shared and possibly improved and redistributed by others can use the Open Source trademark if their distribution terms conform to the OSI's Open Source Definition.
Open Source is the result of a long-time movement toward software that is developed and improved by a group of volunteers cooperating together on a network.
The open source movement has gained momentum as commercial enterprises have begun to consider Linux as an open alternative to Windows operating systems.
searchopensource.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid39_gci212709,00.html   (444 words)

 Shared Source Initiative: Open Source Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Open Source Software (OSS) has existed for many years and is an important part of the software ecosystem.
Today's public debate over open source software frequently centers on a number of issues important to people that simply want to select the right software for their use.
Some proprietary and open source licensing terms limit the ability of publicly funded innovations to be transferred to the private sector.
www.microsoft.com /resources/sharedsource/Government/opensource.mspx   (1831 words)

 What is open source? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
(1) Generically, open source refers to a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e., open.
Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community.
Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations.
www.pcwebopedia.com /TERM/o/open_source.html   (599 words)

 The Open Source Definition
Open Source proponents found KDE objectionable because they percieved that the KDE developers were trying blur the definition of what was free software to include partially-free items like Qt.
Most of the Open Source authors consider their programs to be contributions to the public good, and don't care if they are paid at all.
Businesses are adopting the Open Source model becuase it allows groups of companies to collaborate in solving a problem without the threat of an anti-trust lawsuit, and because of the leverage they gain when the computer-programming public contributes free improvements to their software.
perens.com /Articles/OSD.html   (7573 words)

 Home | Open Source Initiative
Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process.
The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open-source community.
www.opensource.org   (218 words)

 UK government funds new open-source initiative | InfoWorld | News | 2005-04-06 | By Laura Rohde, IDG News Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Open Source Academy initiative is an umbrella for a number of projects designed to foster the use of open-source software by local governments, called local authorities in the U.K., and also to facilitate the growth of a national community of software developers who can collaborate on centralized software projects.
According to sources close to the project, the final details of the program are currently being finalized with vendors and the ODPM will formally launch the Open Source Academy by the end of the month.
The Open Source Academy includes the local councils in Bristol, Cheshire, Birmingham and Shepway as well as the National Computing Centre (NCC), the University of Kent, the Institute of IT Training, OpenForum Europe, the Open Source Consortium and Socitm, the professional association for public sector IT managers.
www.infoworld.com /article/05/04/06/HNukopensource_1.html   (1364 words)

 The Open Source Initiative: Open Source Definition
The source code must be the preferred form in which a programmer would modify the program.
Rationale: The major intention of this clause is to prohibit license traps that prevent open source from being used commercially.
We think the Open Source Definition captures what the great majority of the software community originally meant, and still mean, by the term "Open Source".
www.opensource.ac.uk /mirrors/www.opensource.org/docs/definition.html   (1093 words)

 Apple - Open Source
Major components of Mac OS X, including the UNIX-based core, are made available under Apple’s Open Source license, allowing developers and students to view source code, learn from it and submit suggestions and modifications.
In addition, Apple uses software created by the Open Source community, such as the HTML rendering engine for Safari, and returns its enhancements to the community.
Apple believes that using Open Source methodology makes Mac OS X a more robust, secure operating system, as its core components have been subjected to the crucible of peer review for decades.
www.apple.com /opensource   (285 words)

 Public Sector Open Source Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Public Sector Open Source Project, convened and sponsored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will facilitate and loosely organize the sharing of software owned and developed by or for the public sector.
The initiative is premised upon the need for taxpayer information technology dollars within and across public sector entities to be used frugally, and the economic and engineering desirability of pursuing reusable software code.
The repository, along the lines of www.sourceforge.net, will facilitate the initiative by making a forum available for participating governments to post information about new open source code they are contributing to the community and to facilitate other collaboration.
ecitizen.mit.edu /opensource   (530 words)

 Open Source Initiative
Our company has a proactive policy towards Open Source Software, where we are an active protagonist and supporter of the movement.
The second most important activity that we perform is to promote open source ideas to other - closed source companies, and present them with facts and figures.
As results of these activities, we believe that shortly a piece of closed source software solution will be released under OSS license (name of the product and organization must remain confidential at this time, but will be made public, as soon as product is released under new license model).
www.xlab.si /index.php?id=63   (238 words)

 Lionbridge: ForeignDesk® Open Source Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Lionbridge has released ForeignDesk to the open source development community, giving developers everywhere the opportunity to use, enhance, modify and imbed a stable, proven and full-featured computer-aided translation product.
Open source distribution means that the software can be downloaded and installed via the Web free of charge, and the source code is available for further development as well as integration into other proprietary and commercial software systems.
By releasing ForeignDesk source code to the developer community, Lionbridge seeks to speed up the pace at which translation memory functionality is added to a wide range of enterprise applications.
www.lionbridge.com /technology/l/1/p/782/content.html   (368 words)

 The Open Source Initiative: Home Page
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program.
Open Source Initiative exists to make this case to the commercial world.
Open source software is an idea whose time has finally come.
www.opensource.ac.uk /mirrors/www.opensource.org   (421 words)

 eWEEK: Open Source Initiative Changes Leaders
The Open Source Initiative announced Tuesday that it is replacing its longtime president, Eric S. Raymond, and other officers.
The moves are part of the group's plans to expand its activities beyond its management of the Open Source Definition and the certification of open-source licenses to include creating a registry of open-source software projects and defining "open standards" that are consistent with open source.
"Open source isn't limited to individuals and the hacker community anymore.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_zdewk/is_200502/ai_n9477633   (819 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - Welcome - Boston Mirror
The basic idea behind open source is very simple: When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves.
We in the open source community have learned that this rapid evolutionary process produces better software than the traditional closed model, in which only a very few programmers can see the source and everybody else must blindly use an opaque block of bits.
This site is still evolving as we think through the implications of open source in the commercial world.
opensource.feratech.com   (489 words)

 NewsForge | Review: The Open Source Portfolio Initiative
One of the largest open source projects in academia is the Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSP) -- a specialized content management system, comparable to WebCT.
OSP was begun in January 2003 as a joint project of the University of Minnesota, the University of Delaware, and The rSmart Group, a commercial company specializing in open source applications for education.
The second version, funded by a grant of $518,000 from the Mellon Foundation and matching funds from Indiana University and The rSmart Group, is built on SAKAI, an open source content management system for education.
internet.newsforge.com /internet/06/02/01/1527252.shtml?tid=13   (1579 words)

 CETIS-The Open Source Portfolio Initiative releases 1.0
OSPI was initially designed to integrate with the PeopleSoft student record and management information system, but the dependencies between the two have been removed for the present release.
Yet, as MELCOE's James Dalziel (also founder of WebMCQ Pty Ltd) pointed out in "Open standards versus open source in e-learning" (48 Kb, MS Word), an open source technology is not the same as an open standard.
Even if you don't agree with Dalziel's suggestion that open standards are best supported by closed source software, it is undoubtedly true that an essentially proprietary format just doesn't have the functional or political clout of a proper by-consensus specification or standard.
www.cetis.ac.uk /content/20030820153519   (1177 words)

 Slashdot | Open Source Initiative Announcement
They have joined up with esr to form The Open Source Initiative which will focus on general issues surrounding Open Source Software, leaving SPI to remain focused on ensuring that Debian kicks.
Debian and the Open Source Initiative have both become big enough that they need their own organizations.
We are currently discussing who else to recruit onto this board from the ranks of free software leaders, in order to assure that we continue to represent the wishes of the Open Source community.
slashdot.org /articles/980810/1817242.shtml   (405 words)

 Open Source Initiative OSI - Open Source Awards
The Open Source Awards recognize excellence in the open-source community.
Nominations for the Awards are open to the public.
Copyright © 2005 by the Open Source Initiative
opensource.usrbinruby.net /osa   (152 words)

 The Open Source Portfolio Initiative - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Formed in January 2003, the Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI) is a collaborative, open-source, software development project based on the University of Minnesota Enterprise System's electronic portfolio software.
Influence the movement of open source in education.
The initiative is led by chartered workgroups and a Board representing the community of users and contributors.
www.theospi.org /modules/cjaycontent/index.php?id=3   (209 words)

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