Open Source in Software World
Only open source gives the freedom and oppurtunity to developers to on the Internet, search and browse for a piece of software or code they want, download it, and start adding their own value to it. And when they are done, give something back to the community, so that, someday, someone else comes across their code and improves it further.
Anyone can now create their own applications, software, operating system, or business model. Open source development models have been proven to drive innovation, leading to lower costs, higher quality and greater efficiency. Developers who discount open source as a cheap copycat of proprietary software are missing an enormous opportunity. Those who embrace it are doing their bit to usher in a future far brighter than anyone can imagine.
The greatness of Open Source lies in the fact that it does away with the system of technological hierarchy in the computer world. A professional coder of a huge MNC is on the same turf as a college student in his dormitory room. And the best part about Open Source is that it is just not restricted! It has potential applications in every field that one can think of. Source codes are just the tip of the iceberg. There is whole new world to explore, and a beautiful one at that. You just need to open up to it and feel the difference.
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Open Source Licenses
Open source software is distributed under a license, just like regular proprietary software is. An open source license is a license with a difference: instead of keeping or expanding the software developer's rights over the product, it basically gives them away.
Open Source in Web Development
Apache runs the internet. For that matter, it’s been running the internet ever since it’s been around. Apache has been termed the killer application for the Internet.
Open Source Portals
The needs of the people can only understood by the people, and only the people can provide feasible solutions. However, the solutions need to be updated from time to time, or new ones need to be thought of. Also, there should be a common forum on which all the problems and solutions can be posted.
In our OSS Myth-Busting spree, we noticed that one of the chief misconception people have about open source software companies are all run by volunteers and there isn’t much of a cash flow over there. People believe that OSS developers are just passionate hobbyists and nothing more than that.
There is no doubt about the fact that open source has taken the world by storm. Open Source is spearheading the revolution to bring about a change in the world order, where the environment is free, conducive and constructive.
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