Why should you open source your code? This page describes all the reasons that people give for open sourcing their code.

Motivations for Open Sourceing Your Outputs

Visibility

Training and Education

Ubiquity

Design Discipline

Standards Development

Conversations

Design Help

Guidance for Products

Market Building

Development Help

Internal Open Source and Reuse

Support Help

Technology Transfer

Limited Resource

Quality

Time to Market

Customer Relations

Organisational Relations

Nurture Innovation

Avoiding Lock-In

Risk Reduction

Statement of Vision and Values

Brand Loyalty

Motivations for Using Open Source

Meeting Your Needs

Getting Support

Total Cost

Risk

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