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Open Source Development has played an important part in the process of creation and growth of many software such as Mozilla Firefox, Linux, Android, and even the World Wide Web (www). Nowadays this has become the backbone of various industries. Its applications and usage range from telecommunication, operations management, accounting, inventory management, etc. to name a few. People all across the globe depend on them for mundane to crucial tasks. There are also many freelance Open Source Developers whose services are available in the online freelance marketplace and who can customize your software with the help of this platform.

What Is Open Source Development?

Open Source Development is the method in which open-source software, i.e. the software whose source code is free and publicly available is developed by different projects. The original source code of these soft wares are accessible under an open-source license to review, change and improve its design. This allows for a lot of collaboration and transparency. Some open source projects allow volunteers to be involved in all activities of development. There are others such as in MySQL, wherein the development is done within the organization and the end results are given free of cost to the users. They then give their opinions on the software, report discrepancies, etc.  Further, there are also some types of open source development in which new versions can be downloaded from a site and observations can be mailed to an address on the website.

What Is Open Source Developer?

Open Source Developers are experts who can use the open source software to build your applications and system. You can hire services of freelance Java Developer to build the application blocks. You can also hire PHP Developer to create your website and programs using the PHP scripting language. They can customize and create new applications that can quickly integrate with the existing systems. This helps tailor to your unique requirements within current frameworks.

You can find open source development services as freelancers online on, one of the best online freelance sites to bid for projects online. Before you engage them, do ensure that they:-

  • Have strong programming skills to develop the applications without bugs

  • Have knowledge of the current best practices in the industry

  • Are aware of the developments and changes in technology to modify the system at a later stage

Qualifications to Check Before You Hire Open Source Developer

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering

  • Possess additional expertise in working on Open Source platforms such as Mozilla Firefox, Linux, Android, etc.

  • Have  good recommendations from previous clients

Benefits of Hiring Services of Freelance Open Source Developer

  • They will focus on all the aspects, right from design, development to debugging.

  • They will ensure a smooth fluidity for integration and save on additional hardware costs.

  • These developers will also help to save on software licensing fees as they work on the source code that is freely available

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