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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Open source has become a movement and a way of working that reaches beyond software production. The open source movement uses the values and decentralized production model of open source software to find new ways to solve problems in their communities and industries.
Open source to me is a philosophy, a way of life. It's about being open, transparent, honest, collaborative, "growth" as opposed to "fixed", embracing failure and success - which includes the success of others! Open source is standing on one another's shoulders, instead of behaving like crabs in a barrel.
Open Source is a way of working, an attitude, a way of advancing as a whole. Imagine a world without Open Source, we wouldn't be as advanced as we would like to be. Open Source harness the strength of communities, and achieve great things together. Open Source is a way of living, and it changes everyone's life forever.
Couldn't find a better one than the official lines "Open-source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible—anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit."