About Opensource.com


Opensource.com is an online publication focused on how open source is applied to different areas including business, education, government, health, law and other disciplines of life.  

Our goal is to further the open source way by sharing the open source movement. Our community of readers is made up of those who believe that open participation and sharing can tackle the business, social, environmental, and technological challenges facing us today.

Open source is a philosophy and a culture

The term open source began as a way to describe open access to software source code and the collaborative model for how it is developed. Red Hat uses this model to develop technology and has built a business around open source and these principles: Openness. Transparency. Collaboration. Diversity. Rapid prototyping.

The open source way is more than a development model, it defines a culture. A culture that includes everyone, and harnesses real experiences to solve problems. It works—and not just for us, as a business, but everywhere.

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Opensource.com is here to show you where open source is headed, tell you how to get involved, and help you apply open source software, hardware, and methodologies to your life and your world.

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