Andrew Katz and Michaela MacDonald


Open source software is software that is made available under a form of licence that ensures any recipient is free to use, modify and distribute it.

Over the last 30 years, and despite early fears that using open source would expose organisations to vulnerabilities and claims for intellectual property infringement, open source software has become mainstream and now makes up the majority of the software currently being created around the world. It provides the operating system for computers of all sizes, from mobile phones to laptops to games consoles and smart home gadgets, right through to supercomputers. The leading technology platform companies of the moment – Apple, ...

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