Why Free Open Source Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!

OSS/FS or FLOSS or FOSS has risen to great prominence.

 

http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html

 

Briefly, OSS/FS programs are programs whose licenses give users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers).