My most comprehensive article on the issues is:
Much more for the curious at:
At FLOSS Manuals (http://flossmanuals.net/), where I volunteer, we're filling the gap with well-organized writing projects combining peer review from the public with experts from various free software packages. There's a very active mailing list and a lot of highly praised output on the web site.
(I may go back to one of the articles cited in the posting and add this comment to it.)