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“Open source” is the act of providing software, technology, or process for free and inviting amendments and derivation. Open sourcing philosophy has emerged primarily in the software industry, but over the past decade the open movement has risen from an unconventional concept to an emerging approach now applied to many other fields including communication, STEM, art, and many others. When money is involved, open policies are seen as unfavorable and have been largely disregarded. Current resistance to open access is not well understood but may be stem from questions of profitability or fears of losing intellectual property. In this open discussion, which we want the audience to participate in, we hope to present the possibility of using open practices to build a successful business model. What if providing open access could make a company more profitable? What if transparency brought more customers? What’s more, what if open practices could add a new dimension to corporate social responsibility? We present the idea that openness in a corporation would actually be extremely beneficial to businesses and organizations alike, and could drive profitability and induce trust while minimizing corruption and ensuring corporate, societal, and fiscal responsibility.