If you’ve ever owned a piece of software that you really liked, but that you wished was just a little bit different in certain areas, you’re not alone. Some of these pieces of software are designed a specific way and can’t be changed, but that’s not the case with all of them. If you want some freedom in your software, look for an option that’s open source. That means you can make changes to it, so that it more closely fits what you’re really looking for. The biggest problem with something like that is that a lot of people don’t know how to make those changes. That’s not something to worry about. If you don’t know how to change it, you can get someone who will.
There are plenty of open source software developers out there. You can even work as one if you’re really interested in how the software works and willing to put in the time to learn how to create and modify it. Don’t sell yourself short or assume that you can’t do it, because you can. Anyone can learn, and you don’t have to be right out of high school to grasp the concept. You can even use open source software development to start up a second career and/or your own business. It’s fun, it’s not that complex (depending on the software and what it does, of course), and there’s plenty of market for it.
One of the problems with some job training is that there’s no real market for the person once he or she learns what is needed. With open source software, you won’t have that problem. There’s always a market for people who can create and manipulate software, because technology is such a rapidly growing business. Don’t ignore that income potential and the ways in which you could use a career in developing open source software to help you with your life.