Over at Mashable they have a great article about 8 ways your company can contribute to Open Source. It's a great reminder that releasing code isn't the only way to make a contribution. Donations and letting people write/edit/update documentation. It's a quick read with lots of good idea's.
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John "Maddog" Hall did a Keynote a few weeks back about "The Hidden Cost of Closed Source Software". He gives a great explaination of the hidden costs and the ways you can save money with open source. He is a great speaker with definite opinions. This is great for companies that are struggling with why the need to and want to use Open Source Software.
Yahoo is a huge user of Open Source software. They have released several of their "non-core technologies" already and according to this interview they are getting ready to release more. If your company has the option I think the CTO's comments make a great case for doing it.
So you have this great product that let's say is an Appliance. You of course built it on Open Source Software of various types. Did you check to make sure all the licenses were compatible? Over at Linux Journal David Lane talks about an experience he just went through when they missed one. He can't and doesn't give exact details but what he does is a cautionary tail. Check it out!!