“Open Source” refers to something that can be modified as its design is publicly available. Open Source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.
In the context of computer software, Open Source holds a set of values; Open Source projects or products embrace rapid prototyping, open exchange, meritocracy, transparency, collaborative participation and community development.
In contrast to “proprietary software" or "closed source" software, source code of Open Software is made available for modification and enhancement to everyone. In a proprietary software, secure code is the property of its original owners, who have the legal right to modify it. But in Open Source software its owners make the source code available to others who can view, edit and share it. LibreOffice and the GNU Image Manipulation Program are examples of Open Source software.
To simplify and help CIOs navigate the Open Source landscape, CIO Review is coming up with annual special edition on 20 most promising Open Source solution providers.
A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts including CIO Review editorial board will decide the “20 Most Promising Open Source Solution Providers 2015” in the U.S., listing the best vendors and consultants who provide key technology solutions and services related to Open Source.
In the process of selecting the 20 Most Promising Open Source Solution Providers 2015 we will analyze the company’s offerings, core competency, news/press releases, client testimonials, milestones and other recognitions.
We invite you to nominate companies, which you think are at the forefront of tackling technological challenges in terms of solutions and services around the Open Source platform.
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