Open source

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Open source products include permission to use the source code, design documents, or content of the product.wikipedia
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Open content

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Use of the term originated with software, but has expanded beyond the software sector to cover other open content and forms of open collaboration.
It was embraced by the tech sector, which was already quite open source minded.


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An annual conference dedicated to the research and practice of open collaboration is the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym).
In 2014, the name of the conference was changed from WikiSym to OpenSym to reflect a broadening of scope from wiki and Wikipedia research and practice to open collaboration research, including wikis and Wikipedia research, but also free/libre/open source, open data, etc. research.


OpenStructures is an open source modular construction model based on a shared geometrical grid, called the OS grid.

Open-source-software movement

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It most commonly refers to the open-source model, in which open-source software or other products are released under an open-source license as part of the open-source-software movement.
In February 1998, the open-source movement was adopted, formalized, and spearheaded by the Open Source Initiative (OSI), an organization formed to market software "as something more amenable to commercial business use" The OSI owns the trademark "Open Source".

Open-source architecture

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Drawing from references as diverse as open-source culture, modular design, avant-garde architectural theory, science fiction, language theory, and neuro-surgery, it adopts an inclusive approach as per spatial design towards a collaborative use of design and design tools by professionals and ordinary citizen users.

Open-source hardware

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The first hardware focused "open source" activities were started around 1997 by Bruce Perens, creator of the Open Source Definition, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, and a ham radio operator.

Christine Peterson

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The group included Christine Peterson, Todd Anderson, Larry Augustin, Jon Hall, Sam Ockman, Michael Tiemann and Eric S. Raymond.
She is credited with suggesting the term "open source" when used in connection with software.

Open Source Seed Initiative

The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) is an organization that developed and maintains a mechanism through which plant breeders can designate the new crop varieties they have bred as open source.

List of open-source films

List of open content films
For more information on the use of the term Open Source in connection with films, see Open source film.

Open innovation

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It also explains some instances of crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, and open innovation.
Open source and open innovation might conflict on patent issues.

Open Source Day

Mission of the event is to introduce open source solutions to Polish public and business institutions and popularize it as a secure, efficient, cost saving alternative to proprietary software.

Transparency (behavior)

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Scholarly research in any academic discipline may also be labeled as (partly) transparent (or open research) if some or all relevant aspects of the research are open in the sense of open source, open access and open data, thereby facilitating social recognition and accountability of the scholars who did the research and replication by others interested in the matters addressed by it.

Open security

Open security is the use of open source philosophies and methodologies to approach computer security and other information security challenges.

Open-source religion

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Open-source religions employ open-source methods for the sharing, construction, and adaptation of religious belief systems, content, and practice.

Open-source curriculum

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OSC is based on the open-source practice of creating products or software that opens up access to source materials or codes.

Open source in Kosovo

Open Street Map is one of the projects which contributes mostly for Open Source in Kosovo.


It also explains some instances of crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, and open innovation.
However, most of the crowdsourcing works are done by people who are paid or directly benefit from the outcome (e.g. most of open source projects working on Linux).

Open Source Drug Discovery

Open Source for Drug Discovery
Anyone who is committed to the discovery of drugs for neglected diseases in an open source mode can participate in the program.

Open science

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Open science is said to be the antithesis of the blind faith in Scientism, and has the potential to be a practical defense against proprietary (closed) pseudoscience.

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

OSGeoMetaCRSOpen Source Geospatial Foundation Web Mapping Service

Internet activism

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[The Internet's] roots in the open-source ARPAnet, its hacker culture, and its decentralized, scattered architecture make it difficult for big, establishment candidates, companies and media to gain control of it.