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This page provides an overview of 22 articles related to 'open source', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The term open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product's source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology. Before the term open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. Subsequently, the new phrase "open-source software" was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open source)

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Metadata related to 'open source' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'open source': 242 (13.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open source' across all Ariadne articles: 701
  • Average number of references to 'open source' per Ariadne article: 2.90
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'open source': 1999-03
  • Trending factor of 'open source': 7 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'open source':

  1. randy metcalfe (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sebastian rahtz (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. mike fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)

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January 2010, issue62, editorial

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Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check

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