Web 2.0 ≠ Open Source

There is a tendency to define Web 2.0 as Open Source (OS) since this “second generation” of the internet is “[emphasizing on] online collaboration and sharing among users.” However, they are different. OS implies “free software” which may or may not make use of web 2.0 ideologies. Similarly, some web 2.0 services / products may be free to use (OS) or may require money.

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