Deanna
Community Manager
Community Manager
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What does Open Source mean to you?

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.

This question is part of the 100K Member Contest - don't forget to kudo the original contest post to be entered. 

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Deanna
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RangerKnight
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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Collaboration in a large community of diverse interests - possibly even including businesses and individuals that would otherwise compete - to develop something that has benefits for everyone involved.

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Open Source is the way to have freedom with your choices, where you can improve and share all the software you use.

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Mitik_21
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Cadet
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SW for the people, by the people, of the people.

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Technology that everyone can learn, contribute, adopt and Implement to get best out of the human innovation. Open source is where innovation gets born everyday. 

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Open source means freedom, freedom to learn from what has already been done, freedom to improve, freedom to contribute.

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A way to erase borders and build "The Thing" something that could represent everyone at the same time.

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Trevor
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Starfighter
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OpenSource - a global community that contributes to the development and advancement of software resources.  

Trevor "Red Hat Evangelist" Chandler
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Rinil
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Cadet
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For me opensource is a process/system of learning from the community and then contribute back to the system with your learnings

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robbz_chazz
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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Open Source to me means freedom, freedom to share, collaborate and contribute to the greater good and making this planet a better place than we found it, and I believe Open Source is doing that!

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leafcat
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Cadet
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Collaboration on a scale not possible via closed-source

 

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