You've heard of open source software and you may even use it every day. But have you ever wondered why it matters? That's one of the questions we're hoping to answer with this video. How is open source different from proprietary software? Why is open source software useful and popular?
What it Teaches:
This video follows the story of a software developer who created a new tool and is trying to figure out how the tool will be shared and supported in the future. It teaches:
• Why open source makes sense for some types of software
• How open source differs from closed source, or proprietary software
• What motivates people to work on open source projects
• How businesses work with open source software