Open-source software refers to software whose source code is openly available and can be freely used, modified, and distributed by anyone.

One of the primary advantages of open-source software is that it is typically available free of charge.

Open-source projects often have vibrant and active communities of developers and users

Open-source software undergoes continuous peer review by the community, making it more transparent and secure

However Open-source software may require a certain level of technical expertise to install, configure, and maintain.

Open-source software can be customized to meet the specific needs of users.

Open-source software may not have the same level of support as proprietary software.

Open-source software may not be compatible with all other software.