Not sure what all the hype about open source is about? Nope its far different from the open house affairs real estate brokers throw.
If you really want to understand what open source is, the best place to look is the Open Source Initiative (OSI) site since it is their mission to “to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source.” And that includes getting you to understand why open source is more than a hype and why it is more than just about people who don’t want to pay for their software! After all, open source is different from freeware.
And in case you get into the open source spirit and wish to have an open source license your own program/app, OSI is also the best place to learn more about the license approval process. Of course, there are many kinds of licenses under open source so you might want to read on the ones that are widely use to get an idea of the limitations or restrictions you can put on your own license.
Image via OSI Website