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Source: Line56 - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Open source is the foundation for the future. By definition, open source is code accessible to all. The free re-distribution of code allows anyone to download code and take advantage of it. The community of open source contributors depicts a truely collaborative environment. Developers around the globe donate to the code repository resulting in accelerated advancement and cleanliness of the available code. The Internet encouraged this open source movement by providing a breeding ground for collaboration.

The first signposts marking the open source "road" were the invention of the Apache Web Server, BIND, sendmail, OpenSSL and Firefox. And then, there was the introduction of the operating system, Linux, followed by infrastructure tools such as JBOSS, Geronimo, MySQL, Postgres, PHP, Perl, Tomcat, etc. With all the road signs in place, the next turn in open source travel brings business applications and solutions.

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