Nine Advantages of Open Source Software
Open-source software has come a long way over the years, and there are many reasons to incorporate the technology into the enterprise.
Open source sticks to a very non-commercial vibe, so most projects don’t ask for fees.
Open source is all about improving tech in real-time, with the industry’s finest talent lending support.
In the commercial world, vendors have control over code and costs. In open source, code is modified to suit your needs and within your budget.
When a commercial software company goes out of business or stops servicing a software product, you’re out of luck. If any open source leader “leaves” a project or community, others take over.
Through both open source communities and internal collaboration, your tech team will get a better sense of the overall IT practices, resources and tools out there to best-serve your organization.
True, there are concerns about open source and security. But with varied talent looking at the code in communities, there are more professionals overseeing the code’s integrity.
With an abundance of open source community members, bugs are found and fixed early.
Contrary to commercial software channels, you won’t get pressured to invest in upgrades that often have limited value.
When IT professionals take lead roles in supporting the open-source community, it casts your team (and company) in a positive light.