It is now pretty well accepted that open source is a superior way of
producing software. Almost everyone is doing open source those days.
In particular, the ability for users to look under the hood and make
changes results in tools that are better adapted to their workflows.
It reduces the cost and risk of finding yourself locked-in with a vendor
in an unbalanced relationship. It contributes to a virtuous circle of
continuous improvement, blurring the lines between consumers and producers.
It enables everyone to remix and invent new things. It adds up to the
common human knowledge.