So you want to increase you control over your software platform? Introduction to distributions/platform supply chains.
Linux is everywhere thanks also to Linux based distributions. Many of them are fully Open Source and represent a key part of complex products supply chains. Still, many organizations and upstream developers struggle to understand how supply chains (at product level) work in the operating system/distributions space, especially the stages that takes place entirely or partly in the open and how they relate with what happens behind the firewall, especially at product and business level.
The Open Source Way