Open source is a philosophy that refers to making software freely available for use and/or modification as users see fit. In exchange for use of the software, users add their contributions to the software, making it in a form of public collaboration. Before the contributions are officially incorporated within the primary source code, an oversight body typically ensures additions meet a certain standard of quality and usefulness. The edX platform was made available as open source code on June 1st, 2013.
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- What is Open Source?
- My organization is interested in using Open edX to host our own content. What level of support does edX provide to do so?
- How is this different from what other universities are doing online?
- I love edX! How can I donate to the organization?
- I'm a developer. How do I get involved?
- Will educators and other organizations be able to use edX's assessment/grading software?