Good and Bad Reasons to Open Source Your Software
Sep 27, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad, Frederic Benard)
"A company's decision to contribute to open source projects is
usually business-driven. This article offers a review of the top
reasons that can influence your company to contribute source code
to open source or to start new open source projects.
"1. Provide a reference implementation to a
standard: Open source is a potential venue to launch
reference implementations of a specification or standard, with the
added benefit that such implementations can gain faster acceptance
than if they were kept proprietary..."