Date Added: Apr 2011
Open-source software abbreviated as OSS is computer software that is available with source code and is provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software. For the commercial software the source code and certain other rights are normally reserved for copyright holders, i.e., the company who develops the software. A group of people in a collaborative manner often develops the Open source software, not under the roof of a large organization. This strategy makes open source software cheap, reliable and modifiable if needed.