Collie is licensed using the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL). There are a lot of projects that favour the MIT License or the Modified BSD License but they forget that the LGPL is also an option when creating software and releasing it as free/open source software (in the future I’ll cover some of the different licenses that can be used for code in your organization when you release it as free/open source).
This reputation for building high quality components and releasing those components to the world as free/open source lets others look at that work. It leads software engineers to put more trust in their products because the quality is high, and it encourages decision makers to put trust in that brand.
You don’t have to be as big as Red Hat or Canonical in order to develop a reputation
…the more open you are about your business with the public, the easier it is to build a reputation that will win you customers [and clients].
Building a reputation with high quality code is just one way your organization can leverage free/open source software.