selling your soul missing the point
All the scenarios that are depicted in this editorial show clearly that the author of the editorial doesn't understand Open Source. Open Source is not about being magnanimous, egalitarian or altruistic. Free software is about better software. It's about delivering solutions to (software) problems that are of the highest caliber, cost the least to produce and serve the most people. Intellegent companies figuring on an Open Source strategy see it as a strategy which gives them a distinct and potentially unbeatable competitive advantage! Their product will have greater mindshare that is cheaper to get and they will obtain contributions from their users that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise. They make money by selling commercial versions of the same software with commercial support.
Stupid companies think Open Source is a way to get mindshare cheap and sucker tree-hugging software developers (like myself) into working for them, after which they think they can turn around and close it up and go back to business as usual. They will fail: the genie will not go back in the bottle. Apple looks like it might be playing this game with OS X. Woe to them if they are.
50 or 100 years from now kids will look back on this time as that moment in history where the software industry "signed it's Magna Carta", and left the "middle ages" of computing behind for good. Stand up and be counted for your place in history!