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Difference Between Free Tool vs Open Source Tool

 
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Hi,

What is the difference between free tool/software vs open source tool/software?

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A free tool is free to use.

An open source tool has made its source code available to the public, and the public is allowed to build their own programs by modifying the source code (to some extent).
 
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This my also be of interest: free is an "free beer" vs. free as in "free speech"
 
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