Open source is frequently thought as “Free” software created by fringe professionals or “hackers” with a political agenda to undermine the software industry with products that are both technically inferior and poorly designed. In fact, neither are true and are primarily a byproduct of the advertising campaigns waged by the proprietary software vendors because they recognize that software is becoming a commodity.
Are you paying for a Rolls Royce when a Cadillac would be just fine? Commercial software has continuously added functionality that will never be used in order to differentiate themselves from each other. The average Open Source Solutions can give you 90% of the functionality for 10% of the cost.
In fact, commercial software developers are including open source code and complete open source products in their own software to stay competitive.