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When software is open source, it simply means that the code used to create it is freely available and open for further distribution and modification. In other words, countless volunteers around the world have access to the product and are working to make it better.

Unlike commercial platforms, there are no limits on who can help develop and enhance open source software. Many open source software products have huge teams of volunteers working behind the scenes, bringing different sets of skills and fresh perspectives on how to make improvements.  This often results in robust, user-friendly products that change to meet users’ needs instead of corporate standards.