FirstTracks & Open Source:

Open source is important to FirstTracks. We actively contribute to the support and development of all the platforms we choose. It also doesn’t hurt that these systems and frameworks are completely free.

The definition of Open Source:

Open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product’s source materials. Some consider open source a philosophy, others consider it a pragmatic methodology. Before the term open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code. Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. Subsequently, a new, three-word phrase “open source software” was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created.

The bottom line on Open Source:

There is no software cost and these platforms are supported by active developer communities that are upwards of 500,000 people each and growing every day. This means that there are always people working on ways to improve and extend your platform and improve your website functionality and that is time you never have to pay for. This keeps your website accessible,and easy to maintain and update for programmers. This means that no matter who is working on your site, finding the technical talent to take care of what you need is never difficult. Check out some of our recent website development projects to see what I mean.

Expert Open Source developers:

FirstTracks Marketing is an expert website developer and designer in both WordPress and Joomla open source platforms. The platform selection is always based on the needs and goals for your website. Both are flexible solutions that can meet any online development idea.

Give us a call at 603-924-1978 or fill out our website development request form and we can get started talking about how we can transform your online real estate into something you can manage and your customers will want to come back to over and over.