Open source has gone soft. We used to pass the time with hangings of the ideologically impure, but of late we’ve had this weird obsession with sharing code and innovation.
Fortunately, this streak of pragmatism was bound to end. In the past few weeks, we’ve picketed Mozilla for supporting DRM and pilloried Red Hat for competing against OpenStack rivals. The community that once spent years counting the number of free software angels that were bumped off the Open Core pin is back to eating its own.