Open source describes the software development practice that allows free access to the source code. This means that anyone can view, modify and add to the code of the software. Development is transparent and the code is peer reviewed ensuring "better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in." Each developer can build and extend the work of others which increases innovation and accelerates the evolution of software. At the same time the quality of the product is better since more people see the code and work with it.
A large community of developers contribute to open source projects ranging from operating systems, such as Ubuntu and openSuse, to development platforms such as Drupal and web browsers such as Firefox.
Open source is also important for your business. It allows you to adopt software that is reliable and thoroughly tested, translating into a lower risk at a lower price. In line with the open source philosophy ByteCrafts provides all of its clients with the complete source code of any projects completed with us, maintaining the right to re-use it in future projects.