This post is from the CollabNet VersionOne blog and has not been updated since the original publish date.
Still clueless, after all these years
It’s amazing to still find people who misunderstand terms like "Open Source Software" or "Free Software" to mean "available without charge," despite frequent clarifications, and even the ten-year old formation of the Open Source Initiative (and the renaming to "Open Source" precisely to combat this misunderstanding).
As is often true of "commoditization," it’s not a problem if you truely have something novel and worthwhile to contribute. And if you don’t, who gave you the right to waste programming time reinventing wheels?