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The Why Behind "Open Source": In simple Terms

· by Shantanu Goel · Read in about 1 min · (165 Words)
open source open source advocacy Tristan Rhodes

Many people ask me why are people crazy about Open Source, or why does it even exist. After all if your code is out there, you can’t make money off it, right? Well, yes and no. Now, I ain’t no open source guru, but I do my part for it. Generally my explanations are either too complex, too full of extra details or mostly just described badly for a layman that I end up on square one, i.e., not convincing the sophomore who asked the question, looking towards me for the answer. Well, lets leave it for the experts to do the hard work, eh :-). Tristan Rhodes has explained the grand scheme behind it all in terms that would even make my grand mother under stand it.

Hit the link if you are interested in knowing more about open source or are just like me, looking for something to advocate open source to all in easy terms.

Why do people make software for free?