Imagine what happens when someone creates something and, rather than keeping it to themselves, says to the world: “Take this. Build on it. Make it better.”
A lot of incredible things take place. People come together. Ideas get stronger. Progress happens faster. And then there’s all the drama, humor, frustration, accomplishment, and joy that happen along the way.
While it might seem counterintuitive, open source software is often more secure than proprietary software. In fact, debugging and securing software is part of the essence and common purpose of software communities.
More eyes. Fewer bugs. Sunlight really is the best disinfectant.