Open-source programs include access to their source code, which allows for customization in a collaborative public manner.
Why is it Important to the IT Professional?
Open-source programs and products are valuable tools to IT professionals because they give you direct access to other professionals’ experience and expertise. These programs are more motivated by accessibility and productivity rather than monetization. Often they are created by communities that are banding together to get the product developed that they all need, rather than a single individual producing and coding a product alone.