What is FOSS?

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The word FOSS is stand for Free or Open Source Software.FOSS programs are those that have licenses that allow users to freely run the program for any purpose, users can modify the program as they want, and also to freely distribute copies of either the original version or their own modified version.Further more advantages of FOSS are flexibility and agility ,speed,cost - effectiveness,solid information security,etc.


FOSS = Free and open-source software

The freedom to use the program for any purpose
Access to the source code
Freedom to learn how the program works and modify it
Freedom to redistribute copies
The freedom to distribute copied of your modified versions

The term FOSS is defined as Free and Open-Source Software.
The term “Free” means that the software has no copyright restrictions. The term “Open Source” means that the software is in its project from and can be easily developed by specialized developers who collaborate worldwide.
FOSS allows users and programmers to edit, modify, or reuse software source code. As well as, this update also gives developers the opportunity to improve program performance.


Free and open-source software (FOSS) allows users and programmers to edit, modify, or reuse the software’s source code. This gives developers the opportunity to improve program functionality by modifying it.


Proprietary software owners license their copyrighted object code to a user, which allows the user to run the program. ‘FOSS’ programs, on the other hand, license both the object and the source code, permitting the user to run, modify and possibly redistribute the programs. With access to the source code, the users have the freedom to run the program for any purpose, redistribute, probe, adapt, learn from, customize the software to suit their needs, and release improvements to the public for the good of the community.


FOSS is originated by Free and Open Source Software. These software can customize by any one with their own ideas because the source code is visible to everyone.


Red hat is,

  • A Linux Distribution
  • An open-source project
  • But It’s paid

and Is a Foss product?

  • True
  • False

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FOSS is the availability of the source code.


නිදහස් හා විවෘත-මෘදුකාංග (FOSS) යනු නිදහස් මෘදුකාංග සහ විවෘත කේත මෘදුකාංග ලෙස වර්ග කළ හැකි මෘදුකාංගයකි. … බොහෝ මෘදුකාංග පැකේජ මඟින් නිදහස් මෘදුකාංග බලපත්‍ර සහ විවෘත කේත බලපත්‍ර භාවිතා කරනු ලැබේ.