Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. To open the code naturally creates a community and make the software development process wider. Drupal is open-source software.
Open-source software is usually easier to obtain than proprietary software, often resulting in increased usage. It has also helped to build developer loyalty as developers feel empowered and have a sense of ownership of the end product. Moreover, the lower costs of marketing and logistical services are needed for OSS. OSS also helps companies keep abreast of technology developments. It is a good tool to promote a company's image, including its commercial products.
Open source development offers the potential for a more flexible technology and quicker innovation. It is said to be more reliable since it typically has thousands of independent programmers testing and fixing bugs of the software.
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