Open Source Directory: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What should I do if a listing I see is incomplete, incorrect, or out of date?

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What is Open-Source?

Please visit the Open-Source Initiative. They are the authority on the definition of "Open-Source".

What is your Definition of Stable?

Deliverables are complete and useable by the intended audience. Your product may have a overall development stage that is "beta", "stable" or "mature" that fits this description.

No two developers or development teams will agree on the same definition of stable so let me give you some examples of what we're talking about:

  • A word processing app that has many of the standard features implemented and they work flawlessly (as far as has been reported to you). You might have plans to add support for spellcheck in Russian, Armenian, and Portuguese, but those are still in the planning stage. You're 'Stable'.

  • That same word processing app has many features, but they aren't working so hot. In fact, you have more features crashing than you have planned to implement. No, you are not stable. Obviously.

  • You have a bug list that is actually more of a feature request list. All implemented features work. You're stable.

  • If it just "works". It's stable.

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