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    Question about open source software.

    From what I understand, most open-source software is made from code that is freely available for anyone to change and edit right? So when, say, a new version of Ubuntu comes out, It's made from several pieces of code that are contributed by all of the developers in the community right? So how does all of that get compiled and sorted together to form a single solid release of a product?

    Or do I have the whole process wrong?

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    Re: Question about open source software.

    version control systems.
    see bazaar, github, vcs, svn, hg ...


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    Re: Question about open source software.

    Ubuntu is made by a team of developers. Open source is still made by an individual or team, it is just free.
    These days, my computers change so much, all I can say for sure here is ubuntu.

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    Re: Question about open source software.

    Usually there is a development team involved, open source is not chaos it just means code can be coded independently and collaborated together at a later date.
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