open-source development project
... during which a federal official said "that open source was anti-capitalist."
OSS is anti-capitalist if when you say 'capitalist' you really mean 'Plutocracy'.
Yes, but the user experience is what counts. All it takes is one video game to pitch a fit that it doesn't have admin privileges and hundreds of thousands of users have learned the lesson "just run as admin, it's less bother". The last couple months Fallout3 has been the popular game of the moment teaching users that security is painful to use.
You've never dealt with a down system till you've been forced to learn 'ed' because you can't even get even get vt100 emulation working. It's a moment of sphincter clenching terror.
Darn kids with their hair and their termcap...
"I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." -- Mark Twain