The best open source software 2018 from Erik Wilhelm Sturm's blog

Open source software has lots of advantages over other ‘free’ options you’ll come across – even if you’re not a developer yourself. It’s usually maintained by a community and updated frequently to patch vulnerabilities or squish bugs as soon as they’re identified; there are no restrictions on commercial use, so you can happily use it for your home business; and the ability to edit the source means there’s often a wealth of user-created plugins available to download.

 

The open source software development model allows others to not only study the code but also improve it by testing, bug reporting, and submitting patches. Supporters of this development model argue that the open development environment allows software developers to quickly find and fix security loop holes and bugs in the software.

The term ‘open source’ refers to software whose source code is freely available to download, edit, use and share. There are different open source licenses, which give users different degrees of freedom, but the main aim of open source is to encourage collaboration.

 

Open source software has lots of advantages over other ‘free’ options you’ll come across – even if you’re not a developer yourself. It’s usually maintained by a community and updated frequently to patch vulnerabilities or squish bugs as soon as they’re identified; there are no restrictions on commercial use, so you can happily use it for your home business; and the ability to edit the source means there’s often a wealth of user-created plugins available to download.

 

The open source software development model allows others to not only study the code but also improve it by testing, bug reporting, and submitting patches. Supporters of this development model argue that the open development environment allows software developers to quickly find and fix security loop holes and bugs in the software.

The term ‘open source’ refers to software whose source code is freely available to download, edit, use and share. There are different open source licenses, which give users different degrees of freedom, but the main aim of open source is to encourage collaboration.


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By Erik Wilhelm Sturm
Added Jun 20

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