If there is a buzzword going through a greater moment than “open source” it would probably be “productivity”. If you’re not hacking your productivity, improving it or replicating the tips and secrets of at least 10 highly-productive people then you’re getting left behind (or you were really lucky on your LinkedIn feed)!
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Open Source can be defined as a philosophy that promotes the free access and distribution of a program, product or software.
It could be called as a manipulated and modified technology that changes a piece of the original software to make the program or application work as the user wants.
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Open source to most people might means free. A user sees a bug, they consult the community, a fix is offered, an update is made and the user keeps on using the software they downloaded for free in the first place. Yet Adobe brings in €6 billion a year and Canonical makes $100 million a year. Companies like Oracle have a firm commitment to open source projects and still have revenues exceeding $37 billion per year. So, if there is big money in open source software, where does it come from?
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The 16th edition of Open Source Lisbon, the biggest and most important Open Source event in Portugal, will take place on the 27th of September 2018.
This upcoming edition will be hosted at Cidade do Futebol, and it will gather national and international IT experts that will present the potential of Open Source technologies on the development and success of corporate strategy, as well as its importance for technological innovation.