The word open is a noun. Open means (1) information that has become public, (2) a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play, (3) where the air is unconfined, (4) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water.
Open is also a verb that means (1) make available, (2) become available, (3) make the opening move, (4) cause to open or to become open, (5) become open, (6) spread out or open from a closed or folded state, (7) display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer, (8) afford access to, (9) begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc., (10) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning, (11) have an opening or passage or outlet.
Open is also an adjective that means (1) ready for business, (2) not having been filled, (3) receptive to new ideas, (4) opened out, (5) relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals, (6) sincere and free of reserve in expression, (7) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness, (8) lax in enforcing laws, (9) without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition, (10) affording free passage or view.
Open is also an adjective that means (1) affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed, (2) affording free passage or access, (3) used of mouth or eyes.
Open is also an adjective that means (1) having no protecting cover or enclosure.
Open is also an adjective that means (1) used of string or hole or pipe of instruments, (2) of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points, (3) open and observable; not secret or hidden.
Open is also an adjective that means (1) open to or in view of all, (2) with no protection or shield, (3) accessible to all, (4) not sealed or having been unsealed, (5) without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious, (6) not secret, (7) not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought, (8) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps, (9) possibly accepting or permitting, (10) not defended or capable of being defended.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word open.
- Open Cube
- Open Office
Office's mission is to create an international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and and XML-based file format. Sun Microsystems sponsors the development of Open
Office. Full information about the suite and how to acquire it on the website.
- Open Text Corporation
Text, developed in 1991 at the University of Waterloo in Canada is a market leader in Enterprise Content Management (EDM) solutions. Open Text supports 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries and 12 languages. Their primary product is LiveLink. The website offers more information about their products, customers, events where they will be demonstrating the products, and more.
- Open Source
Source founded in 1998 and located in California, is the industry recognized body that reviews and approves licenses for OSD conformance. The Organization developed the definition by which licenses are reviewed.
- Open Source Web Design
Source Web Design is a collection of web designs submitted by the community that anyone can download free of charge. OSWD was founded in 2000 and is located in Philadelphia. To date there are 2080 designs. Users can look at all the sites or search designer, favorites, and others.
- Federal Reserve Structure
The Federal Reserve System was established by Congress in the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. It includes the Board of Governors, 12 regional banks, and the Federal Open
- Computer & Communications Industry Association
CCIA promotes open
markets, open systems, open networks, and full, fair and open competition in the computer, telecommunications and Internet industries.
- Funeral Planning Directory
Browse this funeral planning directory for information about funeral planning services in the United States of America. The photograph on this page depicts an open
- Paperboard Boxes
Browse this paperboard boxes retailer directory to locate paperboard box retailers in the United States. The photograph on this web page depicts an open
- Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers
Visit this truck caps and tonneau covers retailer directory to find truck cap and tonneau cover retailers in the USA. The photo on this page shows a Siberian husky sticking his head out of an open
truck cap window.
- ATV Accessories
An ATV is a small open
vehicle designed for off-road us. There are important differences between sport ATVs and utility ATVs. Website visitors can learn all about ATVs and the various available accessories.
- Power Boats
Power boats are a popular way to enjoy the open
water. Learn more about power boats and find links to popular power boat manufacturers.
- Domain Name System
If it weren't for the domain name system (DNS), it would be difficult to do the things we expect our computer to do these days, like contact each other, display email, or open
A black-and-white image of a new gas grill is photographed on a graduated gray background. The grill is open
to reveal the large cook top, which is capable of holding a large amount of meats and vegetables during a backyard party or barbecue.
- Tote Bags
A tote bag is a flexible bag with an open
top. Many are made of canvas, but tote bags can also be made of leather, vinyl, straw, or other fabric. Visit this site to learn more about tote bags.
Asterisk is an extensible, downloadable, open
source telephone system. This software-based PBX supports Voice over IP in many protocols, and runs on a variety of operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris. Asterisk can interoperate with most standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.
- Boost C++ Libraries
Boost Libraries are a series of peer-reviewed, open
source libraries that are intended to extend the usefulness of Boost C++ software. Boost++ users can find support on the Boost Users mailing list. Developers can find guidelines for submitting their ideas for using Boost.
- Coppermine Photo Gallery
Coppermine is an advanced, user-friendly, picture gallery script. It is used for creating online photo albums and is free. Users can choose to make their galleries private or open
to all viewers. Photos can be organized by theme. The software also allows for thumbnail creation and an ecard feature. The website describes the software and provides instructions for downloading and using.
The Globus Alliance is a group of organizations and individuals developing fundamental technologies behind the Grid
to facilitate data and software sharing. The Globus Toolbox is an open
source software toolkit that is used for building grid systems. The website describes both these products in full detail, plus information about the research projects that the Alliance is working on.
- Live Journal
Live Journal, begun in 1999 and based in San Francisco, is an online journal service with an emphasis on user interaction. The basic service is free; users who pay receive premium features style choices, userpics, links, and more. Live Journal is an open
source software development project; users can participate in the project with ideas and suggestions. Instructions on how to join on the website.
Microformats are small bits of HTML that represent things like people, events, tags, etc. in web pages. They are open
and free to be used by anyone in web design. The website fully explains microformats as a concept and how they can be used practically. Users can also contribute to the further development of them.
Moodle, located in Perth, Australia, is a free, open
source e-learning platform that has been compared to Blackboard. The software was developed to help educators set up and manage online courses. Development of the software began in 1999 and has since evolved to enhance its interactive properties and ease of use. It has been translated into 61 languages.
The following articles provide recent open
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