Well, that's just it. We don't have to willingly submit to Oracle. The software is free. Sometimes the analogy of a broken clock being right twice a day applies. In the fly by night world of free software, sometimes it is nice to have something that is cross platform, free, and backed by a large company. This software is VERY useful to a LOT of people and until it breaks or can't function, it will continue to be used.
P.S. There may be a handful of us that know ALL corporations are jacked and so we don't care where it comes from as long as it works and peeps have checked it for holes.