Open-sourcing

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Open-sourcing is the act of releasing previously proprietary software under an open source/free software license.

Notable software packages which have been open sourced include:

Before changing the license of software, distributors usually audit the source code for third party licensed code which they would have to remove or obtain permission for its relicense. Backdoors and other malware should also be removed as they may easily be discovered after release of the code.

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