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DEFINITION: Programs that are uncopyrighted because their authors intended to share them with everyone else are in the public domain. The UNIX community has developed a number of such programs over the years. Programs in the public domain can be used without restriction as components of other programs. When reusing such code, it is good to understand its history so that you can be sure it really is in the public  … 
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MicroScope September 2013: A special issue covering the public sector
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EZINE: A themed issue examining the potential revenue opportunities for resellers that focus on the public sector.
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PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … Programs that are uncopyrighted because their authors intended to share them with everyone else are in the public domain. The UNIX community has developed a number of such programs over the years. Programs in the public domain can be used without restriction as components of other programs. When reusing such code, it is good to understand its history so that you can be sure it really is in the public domain.Also see shareware, which is programming that is "free" but more or less on a trial basis, and freeware.
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