As a serial software entrepreneur, I’ve developed a fascination with—and a reliance upon—the open source software industry. For years, I relied on RSS feeds, Twitter feeds, and a variety of other sources to help me stay abreast of the latest industry news (and gossip!). Over time, as open source gain greater and greater Read more…
Open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.
The term originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Today, however, “open source” designates a broader set of values. Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.