What is Open Source Technology?
In simple terms open-source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open-source code can evolve through community cooperation. These communities are composed of individual programmers as well as large companies.
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Four reasons to use Open Source Software
Open source keeps costs down
Cost savings may be only part of open source's allure, but it's still a big part, no matter what size the organization. How can Netflix charge as little as $8 (USD) per month for its service? Because everything is built on open-source software. They focused on content, not building an operating system or a testing framework.
Open source improves quality
Open source fans have long contended that the methodology produces better software. Their reasoning: If code is flawed, the developer community can identify and address the problem quickly, where a single coder might plod on unawares, at least for a while.
Open source delivers business agility
Not to be confused with agile development, business agility is the ability to react to marketplace demands quickly. Open source provides this to developers and businesses alike by speeding up the pace of software development.
Open source mitigates business risk
Another, perhaps unsung, benefit to using open-source tools, and thereby reducing dependence on a single or multiple vendors, is that the open-source option may reduce business risk. If a developer stops working on your software due to unforeseen circumstances then there is a vast pool of developers you can call on to continue the project.
Is my website secure?
One of the most common questions asked about using open source software is about website security. If thousands of developers can view my source code, is my website safe? Absolutely! The website source code only contains the logic and functionality for your website. All database and server login/password credentials are safely stored on your server where no one can access them.