Open source is a special gift to people of walks of life who loves technology. The drive for open source created a whole lot of different species of people who were given the freedom to create and innovate existing technologies. Moreover, it allowed people get access to these technologies as they were distributed.
Today, you will hear about the pioneering open source software that became titans in their own space. Software such as the Linux kernel, Ubuntu, Samba, MySQL and others paved the way for the open source revolution in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These giants and pioneers are the reason why we enjoy web technologies of today.