Open-source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. “Source code” is the part of the software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a “program” or “application”—works. For example, programmers who have access to a computer program’s source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don’t always work correctly. Open-source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available. The open-source movement in software began as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations.

The open-source model allows for continuous improvement and software adaptation based on users’ needs. When users encounter a bug or an issue, they can report it to the developer community, creating a fix or update. Open-source also offers transparency into how the software works and is created, which builds trust between developers and users.

Many well-known open-source projects exist, such as the Linux operating system, the Apache HTTP Server, and the Firefox web browser. While open-source software is most often associated with free and open-source software

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Having started his career in 1999 as a Desktop Support Engineer, Anto soon changed paths and became a developer. After several years of development experience, he transitioned into a consultant. As an enterprise application consultant for a leading SaaS software provider, Anto specializes in AWS's serverless technologies. By day, Anto focuses on helping customers leverage the power of serverless technologies. By night, he indulges his passion for cloud computing by playing with Python and trying out things that are currently beyond the scope of his work. Sometimes Anto needs help as there are not enough hours at night. So Anto relies on a team of fellow Cloud enthusiasts to help him out. Each one is a Cloud expert in their own right, and Anto takes great pride in helping them learn and grow.

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