Moebius Solutions prides itself with being an open source company. Open source reduces R&D costs, increases productivity, improves efficiency, facilitates interoperability and encourages innovation. Since Moebius is a company that distributes free and open source software, it depends on the relative excellence of the support it provides for revenue, and has an incentive to ensure the quality of its services. Open source companies foster and benefit from their user and developer communities. A user with a particular concern or requirement can often gain access to the individual developer. Open source software is adopted because it is reliable, resilient, and adaptable.
The distributed nature of open source and free software development has encouraged good habits around the maintenance of the software, in that processes and discussions are recorded and archived, and some of the basic rules of software development - transparency, simplicity, modularity and portability - are a necessary adjunct for the project's viability. Good habits engender good software, and good software becomes incrementally cheaper over time.
Open source removes the need for dependence on single vendor solutions which tend to push up prices.
In the words of Richard Stallman "free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software." More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
"The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this."