Free and open-source software
software that is both free (as in freedom) and open-source
(Redirected from Open-source software)
Free and open source software (for short: FOSS, means free software and/or open source software) is software whose source code is open and available to anyone who wishes to:
- improve it,
- study it,
- modify it, and
- share the original and the modifications with others.
These additional rights are generally granted to the user through the GPL, LGPL, or BSD license.