Open source software refers to source codes or programming that can be modified and changed by anybody. This kind of software is beneficial to both the programmers and clients alike. Open source software allows significant amount of control over the behaviour of the software. Customers can change parts of the software that they dislike and can make sure it doesn’t do anything they don’t want it to do. In the current market, Red Hat Incorporated leads the open source revolution.
Headquartered in North Carolina, Red Hat is a global multinational company which specializes in providing open source software products to its enterprise clients. Since its inception, Red Hat has acquired multiple proprietary software codebases. They are committed to maintaining and creating free software projects. Storage, OS platforms, middleware, management products and consulting services among others form the majority of Red Hat’s service and product line.