Sure, itís about community, among other things, but open source software also depends on corporate money, both private (VC) and publicly-traded. Much Linux kernel development is paid for by for-profit companies, acting in their own interests; OpenOffice.org
is pretty much entirely funded by Sun
; a ton of X Windows
development is subsidized by corporations; Google
both funds and releases a lot of open source software; the project I work on, Subversion
, was started by and still receives significant development funding from CollabNet
Ö Open source software would not be where it is today, nor would it be maintainable, without corporate resources. Actually, itís been like that for a long time, itís just that many users donít realize it, I think.
So be anti-corporate, if you want, but donít fool yourself: this wouldnít be happening with purely volunteer labor. We left that world long ago.