Where Do I Get Open Source Software?

Open source software is available from many different places. Individual open source products might have their own Web site to make the product available. There are several open source portals, which act as repositories of open source software. Many open source products are available at these portals, making them convenient for locating products via the portal's search capability. Finally, a few open source products are available for sale, typically made available by companies that have bundled the basic open source product along with some useful utilities and possibly an improved installation mechanism. Much more is said about commercial distributions in Chapter 2, “Open Source Business Models.”

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