Open source (disambiguation)

Open source (disambiguation)

Open source denotes that a product includes permission to use its source code, design documents, or content (see open source and open content - the latter deals with non-software deliverables or where the distinction between source code and other content is unclear or complex).

It may also mean:


Specific products


Society and Culture


  • Open politics (sometimes known as Open source politics), a political process that uses Internet technologies to provide a rapid feedback mechanism between political organizations and their supporters.
  • Open security, application of open source philosophies to security
  • Open source governance, application of the philosophies of the open source movement to democratic principles
  • Open Source Intelligence, an intelligence gathering discipline based on information collected from open sources


  • Open Source Initiative, an organization dedicated to promote open source.
  • Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a non-profit corporation that provides space for open-source project
  • Open Source Technology group, news, forums, and other resources for IT


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