Open Source

  • Formal
  • A type of software where the source code is available and can be modified and freely redistributed. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community.
  • Practical
  • Open source is the opposite of closed, proprietary systems. Many developers insist that IoT must have open standards to reach its full potential. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations.
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