More companies are using open source software to take advantage of the latest innovations and attain increased security.
Studies show that the use of open source software (OSS) has increased by 68 percent during the last one year.
Companies attribute benefits such as access to the latest innovations, better security and the ability to customize applications, as the reasons for adopting publicly available solutions.
Meanwhile, SoftwareDevelopmentCompany.co, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with software developers, has released a list of top 10 open source software as well as best custom software development companies of 2019.
“One of the most evident benefits of open source software is that many are free to download and use,” says Gabriel Shaoolian, founder of SoftwareDevelopmentCompany.co.
“Companies that resort to open source software, become more agile, enjoy the freedom of tweaking programs to suit specific requirements and take advantage of the frequent upgrades performed on these publicly available solutions,” he adds.
Top Open Source Software include:
Linux is a family of open source operating systems based on Linux kernel. It was created by Linus Thorvalds and first released on Sept. 17, 1991. Many devices, including Android, run on Linux.
Apache is the most popular and widely used web server software. It is estimated that it runs on 67 percent of all servers in the world today. It is especially popular with WordPress hosting providers and majority of them use Apache as their go-to web server software.
- Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox is a free open source web browser available for Windows 7 and above, Linux and MacOs operating systems. It was officially released on Nov. 9, 2004 and garnered 60 Million downloads in a few months.
According to W3Counter’s Browser & Platform Market Share report for July 2019, Firefox is the 4th most popular web browsers with 6.5 percent market share, behind Chrome (55.4 percent), Safari (12.5 percent) and Internet Explorer & Edge (8.6 percent).
FileZilla is a free FTP software, which enables you to upload files directly to the server you are on.
LibreOffice a suite of free and open source programs for word processing, creating and editing spreadsheets, slideshows and diagrams, working with databases and more. It is available on Windows, Linux (default for many distros), MacOs, Android as well as online (via LibreOffice Online).
The list of the top custom software development companies include: The Gnar Company, Syberry Corporation, Binariks, Brightscout, Intellias, CognitiveClouds, Techliance, Ionixx Technologies, EMERGE, ArtVersion Interactive, among others.