Generally, open source refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use or modification from its original design. Code is released under the terms of a software license. Depending on the license terms, others may then download, modify, and publish their version (fork) back to the community.
I’ve been thinking of giving Mastodon a try and created an account for myself.
As Twitter continues to self-destruct, I’ll move over more and more to Mastodon. And here is how: