source code


Definition of source code

: a computer program in its original programming language (such as FORTRAN or C) before translation into object code usually by a compiler

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The acquirer could modify the source code, meaning that neither Huawei nor the Chinese government would have even hypothetical control of any telecoms infrastructure built using equipment produced by the new company. The Economist, "Huawei may sell its 5G technology to a Western buyer," 11 Sep. 2019 Some of the code appears to be borrowed from Mirai, the Internet-of-things botnet malware whose source code became publicly available in 2016. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Advanced Linux backdoor found in the wild escaped AV detection," 30 May 2019 For now, Briar—one of the best mesh network alternatives, which makes its source code public and encrypts your messages—is only available on Android. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Hong Kong protestors are once again using mesh networks to preempt an internet shutdown," 3 Sep. 2019 The two companies settled out of court, but Cisco a 2012 blog post alleged the Chinese company had copied source code verbatim from Cisco products and even copied text from user manuals. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Surprise! Huawei Can Actually Innovate—and Win Fans," 1 July 2019 His office plans to continue developing the nonproprietary open source code, perhaps making it available to other agencies to use. Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times, "Sweeping change is coming for L.A. County voters. If things go wrong, he’ll get the blame," 19 Aug. 2019 Supporters can opt to give the hip Dutch video game quartet $3 in return for two new games every month, while higher price tiers offer exclusive access to betas and even source codes for its games. Lewis Gordon, The Verge, "Patreon has become a lifeline for creators of weird, alternative games," 14 Aug. 2019 Wrap any remaining references to excluded resources in our source code with new UIKitForMac availability specifiers in Swift and Objective-C. 2. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Catalyst deep dive: The future of Mac software according to Apple and devs," 1 July 2019 Qualcomm has previously attempted to ban iPhones in the US, and has also claimed that Apple stole its source code and shared it with its rival Intel. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban," 14 Dec. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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