From the earliest days of Facter to the latest version of Bolt, we've always been firm believers in the power of open source. Puppet's own projects benefit from working in the open, and so do the upstream projects we contribute to like Visual Studio Code, Leiningen, and Ruby.
It's not just about us, either. In addition to the open-source stack, there are over six thousand community modules on the Puppet Forge, created and maintained by a network of amazing users and developers. No matter what you want to automate, there's sure to be a module that can save you time and effort... for free.
Open source drives innovation by enabling anyone to experiment with the code. It enhances security by making the inner workings of the software you rely on visible for inspection. It builds community by encouraging collaboration and reuse. And it just feels good because it's the right thing to do.