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  1. untrust_us
    Donut Sep 22, 2014

    untrust_us , Sep 22, 2014 :
    Open source software allows for the code to be modified by anyone. Open source code can be used to create commercial products.

    Ex. Webkit, Firefox, Linux Kernel

    Closed source software is only modifiable by the owner/corporation that has the rights to the software, as the code is not made public. Most (if not all) commercial products are closed source.

    Ex. Mac OSX, Windows, Steam

  2. Yang Chu
    Gingerbread Sep 22, 2014

    Yang Chu , Sep 22, 2014 :
    Noncommercialized selflless sharing of ideas for the development of a project vs potential copyrighted ideas for financial or personal gain.

  3. theo2021
    Gingerbread Sep 22, 2014

  4. santyeri
    Eclair Sep 22, 2014

  5. smylle
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2014

    smylle , Sep 22, 2014 :
    closed-source software involves the use of constraints on what can be done with the software and the restriction of access to the original source code.
    Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

    1. Free Redistribution
    The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.

    2. Source Code
    The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form. Where some form of a product is not distributed with source code, there must be a well-publicized means of obtaining the source code for no more than a reasonable reproduction cost preferably, downloading via the Internet without charge. The source code must be the preferred form in which a programmer would modify the program. Deliberately obfuscated source code is not allowed. Intermediate forms such as the output of a preprocessor or translator are not allowed.

    3. Derived Works
    The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.

    4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code
    The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in modified form only if the license allows the distribution of "patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying the program at build time. The license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified source code. The license may require derived works to carry a different name or version number from the original software.

    5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
    The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.

    6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
    The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

    7. Distribution of License
    The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom the program is redistributed without the need for execution of an additional license by those parties.

    8. License Must Not Be Specific to a Product
    The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's being part of a particular software distribution. If the program is extracted from that distribution and used or distributed within the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction with the original software distribution.

    9. License Must Not Restrict Other Software
    The license must not place restrictions on other software that is distributed along with the licensed software. For example, the license must not insist that all other programs distributed on the same medium must be open-source software.

    10. License Must Be Technology-Neutral
    No provision of the license may be predicated on any individual technology or style of interface.


  6. RJohannesson
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2014

    RJohannesson , Sep 22, 2014 :
    Open source=anyone can download for free and change it aslong as they dont make any profit of it, you can alsy modify the code in the core.
    closed source= something you can not modify or check the code in the core.

  7. ram.prasanth.alajangi
    Honeycomb Sep 22, 2014

  8. pedalninja
    Donut Sep 22, 2014

    pedalninja , Sep 22, 2014 :
    simply put, opensource is a communal code for software that allows anyone to update,modify or enhance without fear of copyright infringement. it's public domain and can be used in almost any fashion once it remains free to everyone.

    Closed source is proprietary software that is built in house by a doftware developer and is eventually sold to the public. close source can only be edited,modified or updated by the developer/owner. and is generally pay to use. Like Windows OS is closed source, where as Linux is free and open to anyone to use, develop or modify.

  9. Yang Chu
    Gingerbread Sep 22, 2014

  10. maks29988
    Gingerbread Sep 22, 2014

    maks29988 , Sep 22, 2014 :
    GPL stands for General Public License, has its origins on GNU and is a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works.

    BUT! You can distribute the piece of software or document but you cannot modify it.


  11. san_+1_phone
    Froyo Sep 22, 2014

  12. oneplusfanfan
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2014

    oneplusfanfan , Sep 22, 2014 :
    "open source" --> one who has talent and heart to share what one created without catch
    "closed source" --> apparently, opposite from above

  13. yasinbd
    Donut Sep 22, 2014

    yasinbd , Sep 22, 2014 :
    open - home made coffee: you get to choose your sugar, creams, flavour
    close - starbucks frap: expensive and no choice to customize it.

  14. nanaba4r
    Jelly Bean Sep 22, 2014

    nanaba4r , Sep 22, 2014 :
    Better give it to this guy

  15. nanaba4r
    Jelly Bean Sep 22, 2014

    nanaba4r , Sep 22, 2014 :
    Better give it to this guy

  16. DRCH
    Marshmallow Sep 22, 2014

    DRCH , Sep 22, 2014 :
    invites given
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