Open source is one of the best things that came with the internet. It has brought us all a lot closer together and towards achieving a greater goal from which everyone can benefit. If you’re unaware of what it is or how it works stick around and find out
Open source software is a term that stands for a software code which anyone can access, inspect, modify or enhance.
The source code is usually hidden and encrypted, and in most cases, only the developers have access to it. With the access to the source code you can ultimately change everything about the program, and in most cases, it’s not wise to have it so openly revealed. However, in the process of developing free software, it’s quite beneficial.
Benefits of open source software
Open source software development has many benefits, but what we think benefits us the most are the following: Customizability, Quality, and Freedom.
When you let everyone who is interested in on an idea, you will get a lot of new ideas and a huge number of people reviewing the code and looking for bugs or ways to enhance it. If people know that the final product they create will be used by them, they will try to enhance its quality to the maximum. Same goes for customizability. The final product will most likely have everything the public deems necessary. And as for freedom, well, the company won’t be able to determine everything, including the price (which is usually free), the way things work, how they work, what they can do and so on, it will all be determined by the public.
Open Source mp3
If you’re unaware, recently there has been a lot of commotion about making an audio software that will replace mp3 and make it a lot better than it used to be. The problem is that most of these open source software projects still need a sponsor and the leading programming team has just lost theirs. This has left them in a sort of a bind, but they remain as optimistic as ever. If you want to help them in any way, financially or intellectually, they could use your help.