What is open source? Open Source simply means you have the ability to edit the code of the content management system or online store you decide to use. CMS driven platforms such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla, OsCommerce, Zen Cart, and Open Cart and many others are open source content management platforms which power hundreds of thousands of websites and online store across the Internet. The platforms are created, used, and expanded by communities of users internationally. This type of community input contributes to improve functionality, design, and security of the systems.
The code used on open source platforms is available to everyone. Starting with a CMS platform saves you hundreds and even thousands of dollars of work since we don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time.
1) Freedom from proprietary software
2) Lower cost of development
3) Higher Quality and Expandability
Quality code is an attribute that is driving the increase adoption rate of open source web development and design for big data.