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Open Source Networks

Open source refers to the notion of universal access to the design, development, and source code of a technological product or process for free distribution, further improvements, and future exchange through a free licensing system. This process intensified subsequent to the launch of the World Wide Web and Internet technology. The open source is a decentralized form of production and knowledge dissemination. As Eric Von Hipple summarizes in his book Democratizing Innovation, there is a movement in the information technology sector where individuals and firms freely share information and source codes with the goal of creating user innovation communities and a rich intellectual commons. The open source has become akin to a social movement in software development, where a layperson, a programmer, or a hacker ...

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