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Open source - A short range wired wireless computer network that allows connecting of multiple devices such as computers, telephones, PDAs or other handheld devices. Connections can be through USB, Firewire, Bluetooth, Infrared, etc.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Stibo Systems, 25 May 2011 08:29:09, External

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open source - It is important not to confuse "open source" with "open standards." They are entirely different. The special licenses that govern use and sale of such software exist not to ensure profits to the software`s owner, but to ensure that the software`s source code remains in the public domain (free to all), though companies are allowed to sell products that include some or all of the source code. Open source software is usually developed not by single company but by a distributed team of developers, typically an informal ad hoc group of volunteers.

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 27 June 2011 10:07:54, External

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