In 1998, a group of developers came together to describe their ideas for software development, or more precisely, to create a name for the licenses that covered such projects, Open Source. This year is the twentieth anniversary of the open source movement. This process of developing has revolutionized the industry and helped create the world as we currently understand it.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the open source movement and, as we reflect on the evolution of this collaborative technology, there are many reasons to celebrate.
However, for all these encouraging developments, there is still work to be done for proponents of open source culture to ensure mainstream usage. Many developers quote lack of accessibility and learning resources as significant factors inhibiting involvement and this is something we must address if we want to see the continued evolution and adoption of the open source movement. More industries need to realise the true potential of exposing their work to community scrutiny and contribution by actively mobilising global developers with educational resources, marketing efforts and financial incentives. Luckily, the blockchain industry is paving the way in this with open source culture remaining not only industry standard, but an industry requirement for the majority of top blockchain projects.
Building something as futuristic and complex as blockchain protocols, or application building tools cannot be done in private. It is a community-driven effort that relies on the shared knowledge, experience and creativity of its participants. Open source technology is the vehicle that drives this collaborative development and thus, we must build on the achievements of its first 20 years to create a more efficient, innovative and diverse future.”
A Recent Open Source release:-
Recently, BitVault®, after changing course earlier this year and deciding to focus all its efforts on enterprise solutions thus moving out of the consumer market, the developers announced the release of all the BitVault® software on the Github open source platform. Read further here.
A spokesperson from BitVault® confirmed:
“Not only will the software be released as open source but all the hardware designs and specifications will be released as well thus making it possible for anyone to download either the applications or even build their own BitVault® if they so please”