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Neugebauer, T.

12/15/2008

Open Source

  • Open Source Initiative Definition

    • 1.

      Free Redistribution can sell or give away software

    • 2.

      Source Code must be included allowed to be redistributed

    • 3.

      Derived Works allows modifications to be release with same terms

    • 4.

      Integrity of The Author's Source Code restrictions on redistribution of modified

source code only if license allows distribution of patch files with source code

  • 5.

    No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups

  • 6.

    No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor example: no restrictions against use in genetic research or business

  • 7.

    Distribution of License

  • 8.

    License Must Not Be Specific to a Product cannot insist on particular software package

  • 9.

    License Must Not Restrict Other Software example, no insistance that all other programs are open source software

  • 10.

    License Must Be Technology-Neutral cannot insist on particular technology or style or interface

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