Open source

First of all, we start with a definition of open source—it is a way of thinking about the development of software that encourages the sharing of ideas and code. All sections of a product—documentation, source code, and so on—should be made publicly available. Using this model, you can build a product that will be able to benefit from the continuous improvement boosts given by the community in terms of standards, security, and technology evolution.

Sometimes, people confuse open source with the concept of no cost, which means we can use the technology for free. Using a technology only on the basis of its cost (cheap versus expensive) can expose your project to very high risks, including the failure of the objectives set.  ...

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