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Open source software

According to the Free Software Foundation, software is open source if its licence gives the user the following rights:

* freedom of execution, with no restrictions in time, place, person etc.;
* freedom to study how the program runs and to adapt it to one's needs;
* freedom to distribute copies;
* freedom to improve and to distribute improvements.

The second and fourth freedoms assume the source code is available.



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