the free software idealism has lost and will never win
It's becoming more popular in the biology / medical research community, as people start to understand the importance of reproducible and open research.
I though the whole idea of science was reproducible and open research. Also, having more of a natural science than CS background, I've always viewed FOSS as the application of scientific principles to software. Unfortunately, I've come across closed software in fields such as molecular modelling and fluid dynamics. It's an interesting turnaround if scientists have to learn the basics again from software guys.