OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (OSS)
They are software that are free to use/copy, study, modify and redistribute the source code.
They are computer Software in which the source code are available for the user.
Open source software are developed collaboratively and usually involve a community of developers.
Licenses available for Open source Software include the GNU General Publice License (GPL), Apache
license, MIT License
Example of Open source software are Mozilla firefox, GIMP, Libreoffice, Apache Web Server, GNU/Linux OS, Android, VLC media player.
They are freeThe software are free to use, modify and re-distribute the source code.
Security, since the source code are available, hackers might know loopholes and weaknesses of the software more easily than closed sourced software.
Hope with this, you have learnt What is Open source, examples of open source software, its licenses, its advantages and disadvantages.
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