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What is the difference between Open Source and Free Software?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Dec 26, 2019

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Oct 11, 2019

Open Source software is a type of software whose source code can be gotten and used by anybody. Free Software, on the other hand, refers to software that can be gotten for free; that is, you...Read More
 

I. Woods

I. Woods

Answered Sep 16, 2019

The difference between free software and open-source software can be confusing. Open-source software refers to software that has source code which is made publicly available under a license. The...Read More
 

Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Sep 11, 2019

Open-source software and free software are two movements that have arrived at their peak as commercialized propriety software. Free software is open-source software, but open-source software...Read More
 

M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky, Bank Manager, Ohio

Answered Sep 03, 2019

Do you prefer using open source or free software? It will be hard to choose when you do not know the difference between the two. Free software means that users will have the right to use the...Read More
 

Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Aug 27, 2019

It can be confusing to know the difference between free and open-source software but these are different from each other. Free software will make sure that it can run the program that they wish...Read More
 

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