When Open Source is the Holy Hand Grenade

"In our recent conversation with Danese Cooper, she brought up how open source is sometimes used as a market disrupter. If I understood her correctly, there are times where competitors are locked in fierce competition with each other. At some point, one of the organizations changes the game by open-sourcing their product, effectively kicking the legs out from under the competition. Why would customers pay vast sums for a “proprietary” product, when there’s an open-source one that’s “free”?"

When Open Source is the Holy Hand Grenade.