Commercial Open Source Software

Commercial Open Source Software

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The phrase Commercial open source software is used as a euphemism for Proprietary Open Source Software that contains some elements of free and open source software in order to legitimately claim to be "open source," however sometimes also limits availability of some generally enhanced functionality to proprietary software which it sells under a closed and limited license. The release of some code under closed licensing builds in a potential path back to vendor lock-in if the functionality is ever required, and so the overall software is not "free" in the original sense and so does not qualify as FOSS as a whole. The right term for these "mixed-source" applications is Proprietary Software, while the term many of the companies behind them prefer, is COSS.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136648342
  • 9786136648347