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What is “open source”? Identify the open source languages. What is the intent, and how should open source product be used/not used?
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shinatyktCommented:
example of open source is http://oscommerce.com/ 
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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
>> Identify the open source languages. What is the intent, and how should open source product be used/not used?

Sounds like a college question :) ?

Open source basically means that the source code of the software/ product/ language is shared with you and the rest of the universe.

It increases the community because it is free, people are able to see the code, write similar products on their own with customizations, tweak it to their needs, contribute towards enhancements in the open-source product, etc.

As long as you have the license to use and distribute them without modifying the source-code, you can include them in your commercial project distributions.

Unix, Linux etc are all open source.... so are languages like Java. Some of the open source products are Eclipse, Netbeans, etc.... as an example, all these products are open source (in Java):

http://java-source.net/
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sun4sundayCommented:
Open source software is similar in idea to "free software" but slightly less rigid than the free software movement. Users of open source software are (generally) able to view the source code, alter and re-distribute open source software. There is however less of an emphasis in the open source movement o­n the right of information and source code to be free and in some cases companies are able to develop proprietary products based o­n open source o­nes.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&defl=en&q=define:Open+source&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title

or search with google  exactly like  define:Open source will give plenty of results


how to use can find here at http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-license.php
a plenty of text how to use and distribute etc etc

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ShineOnCommented:
"open source languages?"  That doesn't quite seem right to me...

Do you mean programming languages or  human languages?  All human languages are open source, in a way.

Any language that has a public standard is one that can be used in Open Source.  C, Assembler, etc.

Some higher-level languages, the so-called "4GL" languages, are Open Source, and are themselves written in C or Assembler.  These include the aforementioned Java, Perl, and the like.  Even closed-source languages like Visual Basic is written in C or Assembler.

That's why one of the sets of core libraries in any Posix-based system are the C libraries.

There are open-source "frameworks" like Mono that let closed-source program binaries (.NET) run, unmodified in many cases.
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