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The two-character ISO 3166 country code for SOMALIA.



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Building society

Building society

'Mutual' non-profit-making institutions set up to lend money to their members for house purchase. Building societies are 'mutual;' because they are owned by their members, and their members are entitled to their profits and benefits.The Building Societies Act 1986 enabled building societies to provide a much wider range of services to their members, including unsecured personal loans, insurance policies, house-selling, and pensions. This was designed to put them on a level playing field with banks.In recent years some of the UK's largest building societies have demutualised and effectively turned themselves into profit-making banks, with their profits being distributed to shareholders rather than their customers.Building societies are regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).


"Soft" capital rationing

"Soft" capital rationing

Constraints on spending that under certain circumstances can be violated or even viewed as constituting targets rather than absolute limits.


Poison put

Poison put

A covenant allowing the bondholder to demand repayment in the event of a hostile takeover.


Umbrella personal liability policy

Umbrella personal liability policy

A liability insurance policy that provides protection against damages not covered by standard liability policies, such as large jury awards in lawsuits.


Free Software

Free Software

Free Software is software that allows the owner the freedom to use the software, and alter the software in anyway he / she desires. Thus it is more akin to freedom of speech, rather than free as in zero cost (in fact, free software licenses can allow for the sale of free software under certain conditions). Free software development has evolved from the early hacker culture, where all software was free software. Free software is distributed with its source code. Access to this source code allows developers to improve and adapt the code for the individual use. Developers that do modify the code may be required (via the software's license) to submit any modifications back to the initiators of the project (submitting a patch). This allows any improvements, or resolved bugs, to be included in new releases of the product. Free Software can include a license, explaining the rights of the developer and the usability for the owner of the copy. The GNU GPL license, designed by Richard Stallman and the FSF, has been very successful in developing a movement for the greater availability of free software. This free software is part of Richard Stallman's GNU project (Gnu's Not Unix). In 1997 the term open source was developed with the thought of using this term to replace free software, as the free implied no cost, therefore not good work. Since this time, there has been a split in the free software movement camps, with the open source group (evangelized by Eric Raymond) promoting the business advantages of free software, and the free software camp promoting the ideological aspects of free software. The ideological aspects are that all software should be freely available, so developers can expand on each others work in order to continue the development process. Once code has been taken private, that innovation is lost to the public. Since that code will include previous "open" work (as would any work that has evolved from other work) it should also remain open. The freedom ideology works best if all software code is open, and does not tolerate free software and proprietary software as existing together. Once some code goes proprietary, the advantages of freedom are diluted, as free software development is now excluded from some development initiatives. Of all the successes of the free software / open source movement, one can look at the GNU/Linux development.


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personal possessions
advisory broker
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Rule of Absolute Priority
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Sponsor
Rights Agreement (aka "Poison Pill")
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Softwood lumber dispute
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)
Resolution Funding Corporation (RefCorp)
Resource box
Personal tax view (of capital structure)
friendly society
Solvency
Securities Industry Association (SIA)
Doctrine of sovereign immunity
Sovereignty
savings and loan association
International Security Market Association (ISMA)
Absorption
Softs
Soft currency


 
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