What is Open-Source Software? A Definition & History of OSS

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Open-source software (OSS) sounds almost too good to be true. The term is used to describe software and products that can be adapted and implemented for free, giving full access to the source code for anyone to use and modify. This is in stark contrast to commercially developed software, where the source code is closely…