From the day i started coding, i am coming across a lot of beatufily prepared documents, web pages and etc. Internet is full of free sources for developers. In other industries i haven’t experienced something like that. This community tries to help all new comers. I wonder how this ideas of open source and helping others voluntarily started. Any sources i can read about these topics?
I’ve always used wikipedia as a starting point for questions like this:
The open-source-software movement is a movement that supports the use of open-source licenses for some or all software, as part of the broader notion of open collaboration. The open-source movement was started to spread the concept/idea of open-source software.
Programmers who support the open-source-movement philosophy contribute to the open-source community by voluntarily writing and exchanging programming code for software development. The term "open source" requires that no one can discrimin...
Due to its use of plain-formatting, basically no-ads, and excellent reference linking, you can easily “fall down the rabbit hole” very quickly and easily on any topic.
Fun-fact, Wikipedia is “crowd sourced” information, in a similar way open-source is crowd sourced software among other things ^.^
Thank you for your assistance
You might be interested in reading
by Eric S. Raymond. It’s a fairly short book and outlines the history and early ethics of the open source movement. The Cathedral and The Bazaar
@millar, i will have a look.
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