Why open source technology is the key to any collaboration ecosystem Nov 8, 2017 Cloud Tweaks | Bobby Beckmann Open source – software whose source code is public and can be modified or shared freely – is a hot topic in the world of technology development and for good reason. In my opinion, the trend towards open source is encouraging and shows a new, more efficient way of work. It is flexible, affordable and above all else — fast. However, many IT decision makers are still failing to see the value it can bring to a collaboration ecosystem. A collaboration ecosystem — the network of tools at every employee’s disposal for the means of communicating, connecting and collaborating more efficiently with others — is also becoming an important part of a business’s lifeline. Yet somehow, open source may not even be on the checklist when evaluating a potential hardware, software or service for collaboration.