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8 Ways Companies Can Contribute to Open Source Communities

“It’s clear that most major businesses are using some open
source, whether they know it or not. Every Mac has open source
bundled with it. Linux servers and desktops are open source. The
Android phone software is open source. Microsoft even uses OSS
while also viewing it as a competitor to its own products and
platforms. Is there a business or enterprise that claims to be
‘open source free’?

“Another example is my own employer, a Ruby on Rails hosting
platform provider, which employs seven developers to work on open
source projects full time and run an OSS Community Grant program.
The reason that we make these investments is to ensure the health
and success of the Ruby and Rails communities who form our core
customer base.”

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