\ō-pən ˈso rs ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər\
Etymology : From Open Source (computing) + Architecture
Function : noun
1- (computing) open source software framework without license restriction for modification and redistribution by a third party.
2- (Digital Architecture) The production of digital architecture utilizing scripted code obtained from another source. See also archimatrix
3- (Architecture-1) Copyright unprotected work that is reproduced knowingly or unknowingly to its original author.
4- (Architecture-2) Architecture produced due to the reduction in the role of the architect as 'author' and process of increased participation in teams or collaboration.
( ben howard,02/12/07)
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