“I often compare open source to science. To where science took this whole notion of developing ideas in the open and improving on other peoples’ ideas and making it into what science is today and the incredible advances that we have had.”
Open source projects allow for peer review. Just like with science journals. Many eyes on a project are much better than a single company taking the helm of security. Open source projects are often audited by security professionals who wish to see the technology of today more secure.
In a world of ever changing technology open source is the stable rock upon which the Internet is built. A proprietary company may choose to end support to it’s application at the whim of a hat, forever hurting your business relying upon the stability you were promised. Open source technology is always available for use even years after support ends. Microsoft shutdown exchange? No problem as open source has email solutions waiting to serve.
If you have ever wished a feature in a program you have longed for the adaptiveness of open source. When facing a problem where the only solution is to change the actual program, open source not only understands your problem, but allows for you to take the code base, change it, and publish it to production. By using open source technology you are no longer binded by the proprietary parent company of any software solution.
Propelling the World Forward
Be a part of the huge change that is happening in the world. Be a part of the open source movement and change the world for the better.