Most of us are PhD physicists, so we have come to appreciate the benefits of freely available and customizable software, and we always enjoyed seeing others benefit from our work. Even now, as a professional data management company, we use open source software whenever possible and publish our created works under open licenses when we can.
Because we believe that the world benefits from freely usable software, and that government spending should serve everyone, we support the Public Code Campaign. It demands:
When software projects receive public funding, the results should be publicly available. So that the spending benefits everyone.
The best example of how you would profit from this? LinkAhead, the free research data management solution, is based on free software developed at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, and will always remain open source software.