Nowadays, there is a big discussion round open-source software. It may seem to be not so much important topic to dispute about; however, the solution has a direct relation to our every-day life, activities, and things around us. The special feature of this kind of software is that the code for the programs being created is in the open access. In other words, it is available for viewing, editing, and using. This allows developers to use the already created code to work on the new versions of programs, to fix bugs, or to elaborate something new and better. Open-to-access software has a number of advantages over the solutions supplied according to the proprietary model.
Advantages of these programs are just obvious, and they make our life better. Let’s see what’s good in the solution. First of all, it is a freedom of distribution, freedom of code modification, freedom to publish your own improvements, no need to purchase, and accessibility of a large number of additional modules. Open-source products allow you to work on the development of particular apps with a large number of people. With a team of developers who see the code, any errors and shortcomings are simply impossible. They are detected and corrected very quickly, which is unlike in the case of proprietary software.
Although big projects involve a large number of people, the “open office” employs more than one hundred thousand programmers from all over the world. They contact via e-mail or through their own web pages and work with a sole aim of improving the open-source software and creating their own products inspired by the code accessible in the open source. Often such a team of specialists manages to create programs faster than commercial manufacturers do. All in all, we vote “for” the solution!