"This is the Halloween edition of the CAOS Theory blog, so
please, if you scare easy, consider reading this another time or
place where you feel more comfortable. There are some scary things
lurking out there for Linux and open source software. Boo! Patents.
Eeeeeek! Microsoft. Yikes! Forking. Nooooooo! Mobs of shareholders
protesting the opening of company code. But fear not, freedom and
efficiency fans of free and open source software. These things that
go bump in the market, none of them, are likely to hurt, hamper,
maim, slash or otherwise harm the movement, despite dire
predictions from some. Here's why..."