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Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight

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Get that? Open source is all about developers, and developers speak code, not corporate. This is why so many vanity foundations, set up as a facade for corporations to control code but appear not to, don't end up succeeding. To succeed, open source needs to be about code, not the whims of a corporate sugar daddy.

In short, open source continues to do amazingly well precisely because open source review boards aren't stunting its growth. It's thriving even as corporations can't figure out efficient ways to monetize it directly. That's the point. It's always been a way for developers to get stuff done with minimal corporate bureaucracy. It's time to celebrate that and not continue trying to shove it into a corporate cubicle.

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