"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..."
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