Have you ever used Mozilla Firefox to browse the web? Or built your own site with Wordpress? If so, you've used open source software.
In 2005, Brazil made international news when its Ministry of Cities switched from Microsoft Windows to open source Linux operating systems. Governments and businesses are increasingly embracing open source software and platforms for mission-critical applications.
“Open source” means that the software is available for people to freely use, copy, and distribute. Open source development is peer-based, and the resulting source code, blueprints, and documentation are equally available for anyone to modify. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating if open source applications are right for your business:
For more help deciding whether open source tools are right for your business, contact the computer scientists at XorFox for a free consultation.
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