An Open Sources are defined as a program where the source code is free for the general public to use.With this, people are able to download many different software out there for free and modify it in any way they desire. It is designed as a way to contribute many different features to any operating system. Although it may sound similar, Open Sources are not the same thing as free software. Unlike free software, open sources have the possibility of having restrictive licenses but for the most part are a lot more loose than free software. Someone who supports Open sources would be impressed if someone were able to make an improvement to a specific program and would want to know how they did it and try to replicate it and possibly sell it for money. Someone who supports free software would turn down this offer because they only believe in having free programs and are opposed to selling it for any kind of profit.

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