Stop Calling Everything “Open Source”: What “Open Source” Really Means

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What does open source mean? That’s an increasingly tough question to answer because the term is now being applied everywhere and to everything — which is not good. To understand why open source is losing its meaning, you have to start by tracing the origins of the phrase.

Open source was a term originally used in the intelligence community. It had nothing to do with software.

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