Hedera Hashgraph offers all its services in open source on GitHub


Hedera Hashgraph adds another milestone towards creating a community-driven blockchain. He promised to offer all the services in an open source license and now the step is finally announced.

All of Hedera's development tools and network services, including the Consensus Service, Cryptocurrency, Smart Contract and File Service, are now open source and accessible via GitHub.

Also, "The officially supported Java, JavaScript and Go Hedera SDKs, as well as the mirror node (beta) software, have been open source after their introduction into the ecosystem", according Hedera Hashgraph.

According to the new announcement, all of Hedera's network services are now open source under the Apache 2.0 license. Hedera publishes them in a repository at GitHub and tag the code according to its usage on previewnet, testnet, and mainnet. It means everyone can submit a pull request to view and send feedback to better improve the codebase.

Hedera believes that an open source codebase can help you achieve more levels of transparency:

“Open source is important to Hedera because it creates transparency not only in the code base, applications and development tools of Hedera's network services, but also in the engineers who work day to day behind the scenes. We anticipate that the open source of Hedera's network services will allow the community to become even more involved in the development of the Hedera network. ", according to his new blog post.

When a code base is made open source, bug reporting and remediation will be more efficient. Developers in the Hedera community can now report bugs in tools and services. They can even fix the error themselves by submitting pull requests. Hedera also runs a bug bounty program for sensitive bugs to incentivize community members.

Hedera focuses on transparency and community building in its projects. Open source for all services is an important milestone on your roadmap. They will continue with other roles, such as enhancement proposals, to offer the option to request roles to members. The hashgraph codebase is not fully available for open review. But Hedera claims it will be ready in the fourth quarter of 2020.

"Open review is when the source code of the hashgraph is available for anyone to read, recompile and verify that it is correct"Hedera added.

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