Open source Celebrity….

Posted: October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Facebook, Twitter, Chrome, Firefox, iOS, Linux…… the list goes on, most platforms used over the internet or in society these days were built on open source software (OSS). The good thing about open source is its made by the people for the people. Looking at the current technology moguls we already have we look towards the likes of Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook and Linus Torvalds who created the Linux OS. Zuckerberg is one of the biggest technology superstars out there, he created Facebook using PHP and named it Facemash, from this he built it up to what we’ve got today and he is now worth billions.

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To follow in the footsteps of people like Zuckerberg, use and knowledge of open source is a godsend. Not only do you put your own work into open source projects but you can harness the knowledge of the rest of the world. This is highly beneficial if you are looking to develop a globally used platform like Facebook. As stated earlier in this blog, open source is made by the people for the people and if you have a global input into your project it can only serve to make the end product a better one.

Facebook isn’t the only success story to come from open source, Linux was created and still operates on open source. Linux has many people that contribute to how Linux is developed. Although Linux is not the only such operating system that uses open source, it is by far the most widely used.

So……. although people see the likes of David Beckham as celebrity stars, if you look a little deeper there are people that have used open source to become just as important if not more.

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