Open source is great because it allows people from different backgrounds and experience levels to get involved with, learn from, and contribute to projects that they're interested in. Everyone involved can benefit from the range of different input experiences, and the deliverables (not just "software") benefit as well.
I love the concept of open source because it enables the learning process to become more of a social and team oriented. I love any working environment where everyone comes to achieve unified goals. That was one thing I like about building houses... teamwork and comradery. The sun and heat, not so much!! Hahaha
When you have an interest in a technology but it's not accessible to you. Sometimes because you either have to pay for it or worse, obtain via illegitimate means. Opensource breaks down this barrier.
It avails an opportunity to make your mark on that technology. Most importantly for me is being able to collaborate with many smart people from diverse backgrounds who are willing to share their knowledge and time for the greater good.
Open Source Software is about choice, and it's viral.
I have been hooked to it OSS/Linux since 1999 and spreading it around.
OSS enables innovation, collaborations, learning, experimentation of new ideas and connects communities and people together.
OSS enables diversity, enables new mindsets in almost everything; education, society, business. its a lifestyle, it is a career. its organically chaotic, but in a good lovely way (e.g. FOSDEM).
OSS enabled Openness, Open Data, Open Science, Open Politics, ..etc.
OSS is revolutionizing the world, see for example the Cloud, or the 4th Industry revolution! they would never have happened soon if not for Open-source software
OSS changed the world, let's keep on changing the world to a better place
I ❤️ Open Source
Why love OSS? Why don't?!
OpenSource contains in its essence the ideas of true collaboration: there is no need for secrets because knowledge and ideas have no owner. OpenSource guide us to a better world, where, like in our current word, knowledge is power, but unlike our world power do not belong to a few, but to all of us.
I like Red Hat Open Source because it allowed me to learn lots of powerful tools and technologies that were driving the Internet at its early conception. I was able to develop my own website with a Database backend and integrate authentication and dis-allow hot links thus you needed to be authenticated in order to access the DB info. That was my first project that I did on my own afrter work hours just so I could learn. And yes, I learned so much through this project and it developed my confidence and understanding of Technology. I later learned about Grep, Sed, Awk, package managers and suddenly my technical abilities were so much more effective as I started solving real world problems using Red Hat. I owe Red Hat so much because I grew up as a professional with Red Hat.
I feeling a lot of luv from you for Open Source, especially Red Hat. Right on!
I love open source because to me, it is a hobby not a job. One of the many reasons I like open source is that it can be very quick to fix issues. There are a lot of helping hands 'out there' who are willing to help.
Open Source is the answer. In Open Source, you have the worldwide cooperation and collaboration of everyone from beginner to seasoned pros. The community that Open Source brings together is what makes me ok with being "just a human".