Why open source?

Sharing is caring. And all that jazz.
What does open source mean?
We develop and run The Bug Genie as an open source project - because we believe an open approach simply gives better, more secure and more transparent software.

Open source software promotes security and reliability by being open for anyone to inspect, improve and modify. Instead of trusting the vendor, you can inspect the entire source code.

When your product is open source, everyone and anyone can contribute. Contributions in all forms can come from anyone with or without programming expertise are reviewed by expert developers and our users, to bring you the best possible solution.
Why open source?
The list of benefits from open source software is long. A short list of quotes and links to related articles is provided below:
[Open source software] returns control to the customer. You can see the code, change it, learn from it. Bugs are found and fixed quickly. And when customers are unhappy with one vendor, they can choose another without overhauling their entire infrastructure. No more technology lock-in. No more monopolies.
Open source is a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process. The promise of open source is better quality, higher reliability, more flexibility, lower cost, and an end to predatory vendor lock-in.
In many organizations, developers have been using open source tools for managing code revisions and tracking bugs for many years. Now, they're adding communication tools, such as wikis, blogs, and forums, and a host of lifecycle management tools, such as continuous integration, lab management, and release tools, to create a richer ALM platform in the context of a community environment.
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