What is Open Source?
Open source software is created by thousands of volunteers around the
world who develop and document the software in a peer review
environment. By its nature, open source software is pretty well immune
to all types of computer viruses and security threats.
Open Source software is 100% free. Imagine you hadn't spent
all that money on Windows XP, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint to
name a few. That is money that easily could have been re-invested into
other business priorities. The best part of Open Source is you will
always have the ability to upgrade to the latest version, without
experiencing high costs!
The open source software development process is organized
in a professional manner using top-notch open source development tools.
The most common example of open source software is Linux.