Open Source is more than just a technical product, we would love to hear your thoughts on what Open Source means to you!
This can be a technical description, leadership style, development workflow, mission, personal definition, thought process, etc.
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As the name suggests the Source of the Ideas and ability to code and opportunity to contribute to a bigger solution all comes from the Open world and not from a closed circle. In other words the community contributes and builds solutions to change the world.
Open Source is product or software with source code is open, that anyone can modify, and distribute it. Generally the software is free.
To me, open source is a great way for community members to come together and help build, test and perfect various applications. Best of all, it's free so users do not have to pay subscriptions or licensing fees. It does have it drawbacks though, as support can sometimes be a pain but that is what the community if for. I love Open Source!