We have many tech-based startups emerging in myriad domains in recent times, though very few makes their source-code / process open. This makes me wonder if there are other systemic models to encourage open-source design of projects beyond support by patrons.
How does one go about pitching a new tech startup to make their design/ technology open? Does obscure tech really give one competitive advantage?
How does the development of free and open source projects generally supported?
Do we have examples of institutional model to support and encourage free and open source projects?