One of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen in our field is open source. It is simply a movement that brings individuals together to work on a product because they want to. They frequently do it for free, especially in the early stages of a project, and then — wait for it — they keep it up to date so that others can benefit from it. Also available for no cost.
I believe that if more sectors adopted open source in the same way that we do in software development, things would be a lot easier. That isn’t, however, why we are here. In fact, because humans are participating in it, and people aren’t perfect, this beautiful, almost nirvana-like open source movement isn’t as perfect as one might believe.