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:: Open Source

Because Open Source software isn't normally installed with most users' PCs, there are often many questions about what Open Source is, how it works, and of course: Is it really free?

Here are a few FAQs about Open Source which help to clarify what Open Source is:

What is Open Source software?

Open Source software is software distributed with license conditions which allow the underlying source code to be made available to the user to read, modify or distribute under certain conditions.

Open Source software is free int eh freedom sense of the word, and most often also in the free of purchase charges sense.

The primary condition on which most Open Source software is distributed, is that if a user chooses to modify the source code and then distribute it, they are required to include their changes in the source code, for the benefit of everyone.