Arthur C. Clarke... Space Oddyssey 2010. The chinese secretly constructed an interplanetary spacecraft in plan sight... saying it was a space station.
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Perhaps not incapable, but at the very least _currently_ unwilling. FOSS is still gaining traction and staying with the status quo makes the transition easier for people. There are pros and cons to that: easier transition, yet innovative stagnation. Perhaps what's really needed is a radical paradigm-shift, something new and amazing that will draw people to it. If you build it, they will come ; )