The notion of “openness” represents our society’s limitless possibilities. It inspires diverse communities to come together and bring ideas to life. It creates new ways to collaborate. It fosters the richness of sharing, learning, and solving problems together.
Openness, not technology alone, must be at the heart of all digital transformation. The magnitude of challenges facing businesses and governments today can no longer be solved behind closed doors. They require the speed and scale of innovation that only the open source model – with its rich community of over 56 million contributors – can provide1.
It is no wonder that open source has become the foundation for many businesses. 99% of the Fortune 500 currently use open source software1.
We are SUSE, one of the world’s largest independent providers of open source software. We believe that borders should exist only on maps, not in our heads. We stand by our belief that open innovation brings out the best of creativity and ingenuity in all of us. As a society, we are stronger and more resilient when we embrace diversity of thought and in all of its borderless, magnificent forms.
Our thousands of customers choose open because it means access to cutting edge innovation, flexibility to move at the pace they need, and choice to shape their success the way they want. For these reasons, they trust SUSE to power their mission-critical IT workloads including business applications, electronic banking systems, software for autonomous vehicles, satellite operation centers, and life-saving medical devices.
I am proud to be the CEO of a company that chooses open every day. Just imagine: what could the world look like if every company, society and government were to choose open?
I invite you to find out. I invite you to Choose Open.
Melissa Di Donato
CEO of SUSE
1 Why You Need an Open Source Software Strategy, BCG, April 2021