What does open source mean?
Open source means open to the public. In the context of IT, this means that the source code can be publicly seen, used and changed by anyone. Therefore, open source products are usually free of charge.
The best-known open source solution is the Linux operating system, which has established itself as the operating system of servers. However, the top 5 of the Battery Open Source Software (BOSS) Index also includes software solutions such as NodeJS, Git, Docker and MySQL.