Open source project for optional criteria 3 for exceptional promise

The technation website says

technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder, senior executive, board member or employee of a product-led digital technology company**?**

Further, in Technical examples of a “significant contribution” include:, it says

  • Starting or contributing to open source projects in a way that has been acknowledged by peers as advancing the field; *

I want to understand If I can use an open-source project for this. The confusion is arising because, in the main definition, it seems like it’s for founders and employees of a product company that deals with digital technology. But under technical contribution, it specifies contributing to open-source.

Open source project should be fine. Remember to explain in your 1000 word statement how the open source project is impactful