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This is a discussion on open source within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; correct me if I'm wrong, but open source means that the source code for the program is viewable. But whenever ...

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    open source

    correct me if I'm wrong, but open source means that the source code for the program is viewable.

    But whenever I download an "open source" piece of software I can never find the source!

    in specifics I'm refering to the GCC compilers for c and c++ and the mac OSX open source stuff

    any ideas?

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    Open Source implies that the source is available. It's not necessarily downloaded with the compiled software.

    Sometimes it's a seperate download, sometimes acquired through a CVS, and sometimes provided upon request to the author/developers.

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    do you know where the mac OSX stuff is stored on the hard drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pktcperlc++java
    do you know where the mac OSX stuff is stored on the hard drive?
    it's probably not installed on your hard drive by default. Go here and follow the links to either a mirror or to the cvs repository to get the source.

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