|Second, the term makes a lot of corporate types nervous||the term "free" is very ambiguous|
|Stanford, CA: Stanford University: 34—42||Open Source: A Multidisciplinary Approach|
"In contrast to commercial software is a large and growing body of free software that exists in the public domain.8
|The problem with it is twofold|
|Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code|
Anyone who wishes to do so may distribute, modify or even create derivative works based on that source code! Open source software differers from other software because it has a less restrictive license agreement: Instead of using a restrictive license that prevents you from modifying the program or sharing it with friends for example, sharing and modifying open source software is encouraged.