The term open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. Behind any successful open source project or product there is typically a passionate and close community collaborating under the virtue of transparency to develop services that break from tradition. This is a cultural issue, and one that pushes the industry to evolve and transition to getting organizations to adopt open source. This interesting topic came to us from SDX Central in their article, “The Greatest Asset to Open Source is Community.

By design, open source software licenses promote collaboration and sharing because they permit other people to make modifications to source code and incorporate those changes into their own projects.

According to Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google, we’re seeing the benefits of open source right now. The point is being made that it is simply not possible for proprietary vendors with closed limited resources and ideas to ever compete with something that is not only open to the world, but towards which the world is contritubing.

Melody K. Smith

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