open-source

adjective
\ ˈō-pən-ˈsȯrs How to pronounce open-source (audio) \

Definition of open-source

1 of software : having the source code freely available for possible modification and redistribution an open-source operating system
2 : of, relating to, or promoting open-source software the open-source movement/community

First Known Use of open-source

1998, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Open-source.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-source. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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