What does the acronym OSS mean?

Hello,

What does the acronym OSS mean?

“Kotlin is an OSS statically typed programming language that targets the JVM, Android, JavaScript and Native.”

It means Open Source Software, since its source code is publicly available :slight_smile:

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See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

Though I must admit I’ve only ever seen it used as a noun, while this example uses it as an adjective. Since the ‘software’ part is obvious from the context, I think it be much clearer as:

Kotlin is an open-source, statically-typed programming language […]

(Properly hyphenating ‘statically-typed’ would also help…)

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Just out of interest, where did you get that quote?

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https://kotlinlang.org/docs/reference/faq.html#what-is-kotlin

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I created a PR to make this part of the FAQ easier to understand.


I used the text suggested by @gidds.
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Thank you very much

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