Open Source Software – Know all about it

Open source refers to the source code of a computer program being made available to the general public. Open source refers to the source code of a computer program being made available to the general public. Open source refers to the source code of a computer program being made available to the general public.

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to use, study, change, and distribute the software and its source code to anyone and for any purpose.

When we say Open Source, source code of software is available publicly with Open Source licenses like GNU (GPL) which allows you to edit source code and distribute it. Read these licenses and you will realize that these licenses are created to help us.
Motive behind making these software is to create something which will be useful to users. When we say Open Source is free, the word free is not attached with cost factor. Open source software can be paid but source code must be attached to it. Also one of the main income source for these softwares is service. By creating such softwares, you can always charge for services.

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