Open Source is the foundation of everything we do. The idea that you can take something, break it apart, figure out what everything does, and then rebuild it? It inspired an entire generation of hackers and builders and makers. Our work is about improving the world—you can’t do that if everything you build is hidden away to all but a privileged few.
I see “open source” as the embodiment of the underlying values of the original hacker culture (ref: Hacker’s Manifesto, Fravia, et al), of which I identified since I faced the digital bits going through a 9600 line in the ’90. It’s not just about code, it’s about a society that is able to leave scarcity behind, understand everyone is interconnected, and acknowledges that money, greed and personal gains are a widespread driver of many issues.