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".
I have always been a Windows person since the UNI, understanding of open sources software like Linux has absolutely amazed me. I am sitting in a Red Hat course right now and so so upset that why I didn't start working with RED HAT before, Abosulety love the flexibility which comes with open source software and amazed by the wide spread usability of Linux. I think I am becoming a true fan of this open source idea and loveing the whole community of people who support this idea too.
Open source learning is great because you get folks who usually have two mindsets: they love what they do, and they want to share that love with others. There is very little 'gatekeeping' that comes with Linux and Open Source.
I fell in love with Open Software around 1997... I installed my first Linux back then. Since Internet links were not that common and fast those days (modems ruled ), the software was actually not that free in terms of cost: I had to shell out a few cents in order to buy a magazine with CD-ROMs attached. It had more CD-ROMs than pages if I recall correctly.
Anyway, I was a university student and I was amazed by the power and stability of the free system as opposed to the commercially available Home OSes back then. All the serious computations and labs were performed on Unix and Linux systems already back then.
Why I love open software now? If it wasn't for Open Software, we probably would never see the ascent of DevOps.