When someone says open source, people usually think of popular free open source software that is commonly used like VLC Media Player, Blender, GNU/Linux, and Chromium.
From the software side of things, open source software is beneficial for everyone. Whether it’s the developers who fork the code or use parts of it, or the users who are assured that their software does exactly what it says it does. It definitely benefits people, and the concept of the “Black Box” is no more when you have an open source code that you can read and edit.
But, if we look at open source from a more general point of view: I, and a lot of other people, see open source as a concept. It’s the concept of sharing, collaborating, and breaking free.
A community of creative individuals that share the same goal: not letting corporations control them. With this goal in…