Open source development is on an exponential rise. Many businesses are either choosing it from the scratch to build an online presence for them, or switching over to it from proprietary technologies and platforms. But before delving further into the matter, we must have a look at what open source really means.
What is open source development and how does it help?
Open source software and technologies are those in which the original or source code is licensed mostly freely and the software is made available to use, edit and distribute in any manner the user wishes to. Such software is usually developed as a collaborative effort of developers from across the globe. According to a recent survey, open source software save up to $60 billion of consumers from all over the world.