Open source is also a philosophy of freedom, meaningfulness, and the idea that wisdom should be shared. — Linus Torvalds 

The practical consequences of software being open are far-reaching and have great significance — much bigger than an uninvolved observer would guess at a first glance. To see the consequences, you need to take a look at a big enough project. Or even better, at an entire infrastructure, consisting of open source projects.

Source: DZone