Open source refers to software that is not kept secret or owned by a single corporation.
We use open source tools to build open source applications on top of open standards.
is better for security
Open code means anyone can find and fix flaws.
has more freedom
You can do almost whatever you want with open source.
has lower costs
Open source software is typically available at no charge, reducing costs at all levels.
fosters faster development
Building on a foundation of tested code reduces time wasted reinventing the wheel.
Because there aren't any secrets, anyone can maintain an open source project, even if the creator is gone.
Open source software is accessible to everyone, regardless of country or wealth.
Open source software runs your phone, your computer, the core infrastructure of the Internet, and maybe even your car.