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'''FOSS''': abbreviation for Free, Open-Source Software. Indicates software which is not only [[WikiPedia:Free_software|free]] (as in either "costing nothing to obtain legally" or as in "free for additional copying and modifying", depending on who you talk to) but also [[WikiPedia:Open_source|open source]] (meaning that the source code is available for modification and re-distribution).
 
'''FOSS''': abbreviation for Free, Open-Source Software. Indicates software which is not only [[WikiPedia:Free_software|free]] (as in either "costing nothing to obtain legally" or as in "free for additional copying and modifying", depending on who you talk to) but also [[WikiPedia:Open_source|open source]] (meaning that the source code is available for modification and re-distribution).
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* [http://opensourceversus.com/ Open Source Versus]: comparisons of open-source and proprietary software

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FOSS: abbreviation for Free, Open-Source Software. Indicates software which is not only free (as in either "costing nothing to obtain legally" or as in "free for additional copying and modifying", depending on who you talk to) but also open source (meaning that the source code is available for modification and re-distribution).

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