Our company exists because of the opportunities presented by amazing Open Source projects. They give us the largest R&D department on the planet. This is why we support so many contributions back to these projects.
For you, in addition to the obvious cost benefits, you get faster features and bug-fixes, you avoid vendor lock-in and you don’t get hit with surprises hidden in closed-source or semi-open-source products. But Open Source also enables you to start your own internal Open Sourcing and to contribute back to the projects from which you derive so much value.
The Open Source development model, that we have long promoted, is now finally understood by most organisations to be the best one for fostering innovation in the Enterprise.