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Old 6th November 2010
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Originally Posted by Carpetsmoker View Post
vBulletin is open source, but not free.
Than some project with a relationship to vBulletin like CentOS has to RHEL should be possible, yet I have never heard of one ^_^.


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Originally Posted by BSDfan666 View Post
The term open source typically just means source availability, not necessarily the "free software" or OSI definition.
Maybe Stallman should have tried LibreWare before he tried Free Software?





Open Source is actually in the dictionary:

Code:
open source 
 
— n
 	a. intellectual property, esp computer source code, that is made freely available to the general public by its creators
 	b. Compare closed source ( as modifier ): open source software

closed source 
 
— n
 	a. intellectual property, esp computer source code, that is not made available to the general public by its creators
 	b. Compare open source ( as modifier ): closed source software
Which to my knowledge would make vBulletin nether Open nor Closed source, due to it's distribution and licensing terms. I've usually used the words "Proprietary software" for a reason, hehe.
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