For just two words, open source certainly carries an expansive definition. Depending on the context and who you ask, open source is:
1. A type of software
2. A community of developers and engineers
3. A methodology
And even within those narrow confines exist even more definitions. Clearly, a simple definition of open source appears far easier asked for than delivered.
But what is the open source community good for if not opinions and (friendly) arguments? So, we thought we’d present our open source team here at VMware with a straightforward task: define what open source means to them. Here’s what they said when asked to fill in the blank.