"I read something in one of the comments for an OSNews posting a
couple weeks ago that sent me thinking. It wasn't an original or
profound thought. In fact, it's a rather commonly-held opinion that
happens to be quite misguided. It's an opinion summed up by the
'open source = communist' meme that gets thrown around in thousands
of flamewars all over the internet. In this essay, I will explore
why this idea is wrong and demonstrates a fundamental
misunderstanding of economics..."