Is open source software always free? Yes and no. For the average user, 99 of the open source software you encounter will be free for you to use. Let’s take a look at the meaning of both “open source” and “free” when it comes to software, and then we’ll mention a couple of cases where they’re not synonymous.
Open source means that the original code used to is available to the public. Anyone can make their own version or use the software without [...]