Open Source Solutions and Their Role in Software Development

Some facts about open source software

Open source development features

“Open” is not synonymous with “free”

  • such software can be distributed and sold without restrictions,
  • the source code of a program should be easily accessible,
  • the source code of a program can be changed or part of it can be used in other projects,
  • the license must not harm other programs that come with it.

The impact of open source software on businesses

  • Enhanced security
  • Flexibility
  • Better integration
  • Quality code
  • Financial benefit

Disadvantages of open source solutions

  • Incompatibility with an operating system or a device.
  • Lack of official technical support.
  • The complexity and intricacy of products.

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