We all, I assume, know the advantages of using Open Source Software. But now I need to look at it from a slightly different angle. My department is interested in potentially making some of our software available as Open Source and we need to persuade the Powers That Be that this is a good idea.
Currently I have the following ideas:
* Other people will potentially submit patches to our software thereby improving it.
* Being seen as a good citizen of the Open Source community means that Open Source developers will be more inclined to work for us.
Anyone have others to add to the list?