I, Cringely | No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: If You Think Microsoft Can’t Undermine Open Source, You Are Wrong "So Open Source is not especially altruistic, just ego-driven. It can be hijacked and it can be subverted. And a concerted effort at subversion taking advantage of developer fatigue could be devastating. This hardly seems a movement, then, that can be relied on, yet millions do.
Next week, I’ll argue in the other direction, but right now, it simply doesn’t look to me like Open Source has long-term viability."