There are many ways to support open source software. However your business uses it, supporting its development is key to ensuring that the software continues to be maintained and improved. When I wrote “Supporting its development”, did your mind jump straight to “making a donation”? Other ways of contributing support abound and are just as crucial to the health of the project.
From participating in the community and buying from community members to promoting the project and contributing directly to the code, there are a lot of options out there. What’s encouraging about many of these options is that they flow very naturally out of a businesses needs and practices.
To read Simon’s full article “7 ways your company can support open source”, check out the article in InfoWorld now.