Open source (disambiguation)

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Open source denotes that a product includes permission to use its source code, design documents, or content (see open source and open content – the latter deals with non-software deliverables or where the distinction between source code and other content is unclear or complex).

It may also mean:s

Specific products


Society and culture


  • Open politics (sometimes known as Open source politics), a political process that uses Internet technologies to provide a rapid feedback mechanism between political organizations and their supporters
  • Open security, application of open source philosophies to security
  • Open source governance, application of the philosophies of the open source movement to democratic principles
  • Open Source Intelligence, an intelligence gathering discipline based on information collected from open sources



  • "Open Source", a rocksong performed by The Magic Mushrooms
  • Open Source, a radio show using open content information gathering methods hosted by Christopher Lydon