Advantages of Going to Open Source
The advantage of Open Source lies in its very name. It is ‘OPEN’. That means that you can modify each and every part of any Open Source application according to your requirements. For example, suppose you want to buy a house. If you buy it according to the Closed Source technology, you’ll most probably get a pre-fabricated apartment. However if you want to go the Open Source way, you get to choose how you want to make the house of your dreams. Open Source is like the architect. He provides you the basic information and technical expertise. You are free to choose every aspect that will go into the making of your house.
Secondly, you can pass on the improvements you have made to the basic design of the software. To talk in terms of the analogy, your friends and acquaintances can look at your house (admire it too!), and pick up the points they found exceptional about it and use it in their own house or tell it to their friends and so on. This is how the Open Source community works.
Open Source is the pioneer in eroding monopolies. And why shouldn’t it be? It provides the end users exactly what they want and further gives them the ability to fine-tune it according to their need. The reason behind this is that the product is a result of extensive collaborations. With all the ideas included from all across the world, you are sure to get a product that makes the user go “Wow!”.
The beauty of Open Source is that it’s not restricted to just software or highly technical applications. It’s everywhere. You just need to look around. It’s an integral part of everything you do. The basic essence of Open Source is freedom. And this is what everyone desires.
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The advantage of Open Source lies in its very name. It is ‘OPEN’. That means that you can modify each and every part of any Open Source application according to your requirements.
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