Open source can be desirable. However, as we've seen in the recent acquisition of FoundationDB by Apple, without a strong foundation to serve as a home for the project, open source software is in danger of both poor code quality or being taken private and yanked by a proprietary buyer.
true. however experience has shown that ALL software (open and propitiatory) are subject to crude work, poor support, and/or NSA nuggets
"355/113 -- Not the famous irrational number PI, but an incredible simulation!"