Seven essential qualities of open source by Matthew Butterick, an LA attorney.

I'm on board with all 7 of these. Great tidbit:

"The success of an open-source project depends on how well it competes with the proprietary alternative. Time is money. Open-source software that doesn’t get the job done is ultimately no bargain. While some will choose open-source software purely as a political statement, rational software customers will evaluate the options in terms of cost vs. benefit."
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