The open source philosophy and the blockchain share a deep connection, as both embody principles of transparency, collaboration, and decentralization.
Open source refers to making the source code of a project or tool fully accessible to the public, allowing anyone to view, modify, iterate on and use it for their own purposes. Likewise, blockchain technology is based on a decentralized network in which multiple participants have access to the same information and contribute to the network's validation and code evolution.
Open Source philosophy is defined through following characteristics:
Collaboration: Collaboration has become an important role to the success of open source projects, as developers and community members from all over the world can contribute to the improvement and expansion of the project. The open source principles support collaboration, resulting in the development of more powerful, creative and innovative projects.
Innovation: Open source blockchain projects serve as a base structure for different or new upcoming projects. Developers can experiment, build upon existing frameworks, and create new applications and features when they have access to the base code. This promotes an environment of growth in which new ideas may develop around the previous work of others, resulting in the creation of new applications and solutions.
Community driven development: Open source blockchain projects frequently have passionate communities that help them grow and succeed. These communities are made up of developers, enthusiasts, and users who actively participate in discussions, provide feedback, report bugs, and make suggestions for changes, as they get access and can be included in the development of the project.
Transparency: Open-source philosophy supports transparency through making the source code or smart contracts of a project accessible to everyone. Community members will be able to inspect the code and verify the system's reliability and security, ensuring their trust. It also enables feedback and reviews from others, which ensures that vulnerabilities and bugs can be identified and solved by the community.
By following an open-source strategy, Coinecta can develop a more robust, secure, and transparent platform, as well as serve as an example for future projects that can drive significant changes throughout the ecosystem.
If a project launches on blockchain and purports to support decentralization, but uses closed-source code, users are required to trust the operators with their finances. The point of blockchain is to enable trustless p2p transactions, and smart contracts facilitate more complex interactions following this philosophy. We believe that by always operating with open-source code, users can be rest assured that their funds will be safe and accessible even if something happened and the Coinecta services were unavailable. Without open-source code, these assurances would not be possible.
Following the criteria outlined above, we feel that the open-source route is the only way to go since we believe in transparency, community-driven innovation, and a trust-based connection that will help us to achieve greater results and advance us in building a more robust platform.
We appreciate the open-source philosophy, therefore everything on Coinecta is going to stick to the fundamentals of this ethos, not only in what we're building, but we'll also recommend the same to each project that launches through Coinecta.