Open Source software (aka FOSS – Free and Open Source Software) for all intents and purposes is grass roots software development. By publishing the source code (thus open source) you make it available for others to innovate. Very different from the proprietary model of Microsoft, Apple, …
Here is an interesting article on how the founder of WordPress has adjusted over time to resist the black hole of compromises that advertising and corporate sponsorship tend to introduce.
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