Using open-source web software is the basis for our architecture at Inspry Media. But why? Our collected experience has proven to us that open-source software is more reliable, flexible, faster for development, and directly leads to lower costs for our clients. By using open-source software and taking part in the open-source movement, we are helping others across the globe to colloborate on thousands of interconnected initiatives. From Filezilla to Joomla, we utilize open-source software and content management systems to build agile and complex web solutions that not only decrease the overall project costs, but provide a more stable and extendable solution that can grow with your company.
Open-Source Software has several benefits that lead to success for our clients:
Worried that you will have to stay with Inspry forever? Don't be. With open-source software, standards ensure your business's website can be picked up by another web developer or web firm without a problem. Likewise, open-source software follows web browsing standards, making your website standout on a variety of web browsers, not just one.
"Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." Because open-source software's code is globally visible, it is more likely that any bugs will be caught earlier on. Then these flaws can be patched in hours instead of days or months.
Which is more likely to output a better product: software created by a small group of similar developers, or one created by thousands of global developers? Open-source software has thousands of developers working on new enhancements, modules, extensions, and features that provide a more flexible framework that can be a great solution for a variety of projects. Likewise, when you come back to Inspry with new features to your website, we can implement most of them within hours, not days or months.
Open-source software is not pressured to release products that are not ready or buggy. Additionally, open-source software has alpha and beta testing that can be rolled out to thousands of users not just a handful of QA testers.
Your business will be free from vendor lock-down. When you choose to use closed-source software, you are forced to take the word of vendors that they are providing a secure and updated product. On the other hand, open-source software has a high level of code visibility ensuring the code is solid. Further, with closed-source software, you are locking into a vendor who has you at their mercy with updates or pricing. With open-source software, you can pick and choose different vendors for different projects with confidence that you will never be forced into one.Open-source software decreases total project costs for your business with no reoccuring licensing and per-domain fees that can eat at return on investment (ROI).