Open Source or Open source software is software with source code publically available, anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.
Why Open Source?
✔️ Community - Millions of developers are actively contributing to the projects.
✔️ Transparency - As code is publically available, the user has must better clarity on their data.
✔️ Quality - Thousands of developers are reviewing and seeing the code.
Closed Source Software (or Proprietary Software ) vs Open Source
In recent years companies are shunning closed-source software due to the slow innovation pace that takes place.
Popular Open Source software/App.
◼ Mozilla Firefox - Browser
◼ Ubuntu - Operating system
◼ Docker - Containerization platform
◼ daily. dev - Extension and App for blogs.
Some more category-wise.
Big org involved in the Open Source (Name - GitHub org.):
◼ Microsoft -github.com/microsoft
◼ Google - github.com/google
◼ Facebook - github.com/facebook
◼ RedHat - github.com/RedHatOfficial
◼ Docker- github.com/docker
"The only repo you need"
This Blog is part of the 15-day OPEN SOURCE Twitter Bootcamp.
Aim: To build a GitHub repo and to bring all Bootcamp tweets and materials in one place, which will help the new learners in the future.
Repo Link 👇 (Don't forget to ⭐ the repo)