Why Open Source for Industry

Open Source for Industry

More and more developers and users have recognised the benefits of open source products, and also more and more IT companies are getting involved in open source development. Open source products are developed and improved under the participation of a lively community around the product. Transparency between the developer and the user, between the company and its customers is the key to a sustainable development of the product.

Three benefits of open source products are:

  • High quality & high security: The source code is no longer in the black box, which allows and encourages users to participate in testing, validating and improving the code.
  • Sustainability: There is no risk of vendor's business strategies and no risk of vendor lock-in for customers.
  • Independency: Customers have much more possible ways to use the product according to their own needs.