Open Source Development

In simple words, open source is a program for which the source code is available publicly for use and/or modification from its original design and structure. Open source code is collaborative efforts in which programmers improve upon the existing codes and the new improvements are shared within the community of developers. Open source came to existence when big corporations started charging huge amount against proprietary software.


The open source model is about concept of parallel yet different agendas and differing approach in producing anything. It is a contrasting approach of centralized models of development that being used by commercial software companies.


Open-source software development is peer based production that relies on exchange of knowledge and collaboration of efforts. And this happens in all the respects of development of the end-product, source-material, “blueprints”, and documentation process. Everything remains available almost at no cost.

WhyOpen Source

From the above discussion hopefully it is clear that open source development is a freedom from the monopoly of big corporation and their identical software or solution. Now there are many questions on the acceptance of open source. Some of the reasons of using open source are:


Eliminate the access costs of the consumer. The customers/clients can easily afford to develop different types of software according to their need. The cost limits mostly to payouts of developers engaged in the process.


Open source reduces the restrictions of copyright. It is not to mention that there are several clashes of copyright issues with every new development. But with the use of open source and its GFDL and other licenses make development process hassle free.


Finally, among so many other reasons it is a fact that scope of development increases chances of development. Developers get freedom to research and develop newer sphere of structuring. So people (clients) are getting inclined to develop their software through open source.

Open Source Operating systems

  • Android – operating system derived from Linux
  • FreeBSD – operating system derived from Unix
  • Linux – family of Unix-like operating systems
  • OpenIndiana – a free Unix-like operating system
  • ReactOS – operating system built on Windows NT architecture
  • Haiku – free and open-source operating system compatible with BeOS

Open Source Programming

  • Perl – a general purpose programming language
  • PHP – scripting language suited for the web
  • Python – general purpose programming language
  • Ruby – general purpose programming language
  • PHDL – hardware description language used for PC Board Design

Open Source Server software

  • Apache – HTTP web server
  • Drupal – content management system
  • MediaWiki – wiki server software, the software that runs Wikipedia
  • MongoDB – document-oriented, non-relational database
  • Moodle – course management system or virtual learning environment
  • WordPress – blog software. It is one of the best both for blog and cms
  • Joomla – content management system
  • TYPO3 – enterprise content management system

Hope from the above discussion it is clear to you that developing any software both online and offline is highly feasible. Technokrats has a team of open source development experts who can easily develop software based on open source structure. We can guarantee the most affordable development cost and the best quality of the ultimate output.