"A common question you hear from proprietary vendors when
dismissing open source alternatives is 'how many customers actually
want access to the code anyway?' It is a question I put to an open
source software vendor myself earlier this week while playing
"The response--that the right to modify the source code is more
important than actually doing it--is well known, but it is worth
repeating in the light of recent events surrounding the Mindquarry
open source collaboration project..."