Open source development

Open source development is defined as the process wherein a software whose source code is publically available is developed. These software’s are available with its source code under an open-source license to study, change and improve its design. A few examples of open-source software products include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chromium, LibreOffice, Android etc. One of the greatest feature of open-source is that the users can be the co-developers, and can assist in finding bugs and also suggest how to improve the software functionality and design.

The major point about open-source development is that the development process needs to be really open. Both internal and external developers must have access to the same source code and should be able to fully participate in discussions. The more the project encourages conversations amongst community members, the more benefits it gets from using open-source.