I have to say that prior to this week I did not know what open-source software was. After researching the concept and phenomena that open-source is, I have learned that open-source means for the software program to be customizable for the user. Meaning that users have access to the “source code” that usually only computer programmers ever see.
Linux is perhaps the most well-known example of open source software, and almost certainly the most popular. Linux is an operating system, and in fact most of its functions are very similar to Windows and iOS. However, the differentiating factor of Linux is that it’s code is publicly available to edit and customize. These customizations include, but are not limited to, applications, web browsers, and graphic interfaces.