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'''FOSS''': abbreviation for Free, Open-Source Software. Indicates
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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).
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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Computing: Terminology: FOSS

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).