The Underestimated Value of Open-Source

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Open-source software is everywhere and it's hard to imagine a world completely without. In this article, I will describe what Open Source is, why we should use it and how it can help us to be better engineers.
What is open source Open-source software means that the source code of a software is publicly available. Everyone can read, copy or change the source code which makes the software more trustworthy and long-living than closed source software. Famous and big examples of open-source software projects are the Linux kernel, Firefox, LibreOffice or Android but there are also many many small open-source software projects out there. Benefits If you can read code, you are actually able to understand and evaluate what is happening when you execute that software.