If the Linux kernel, Gnome and Firefox all went closed source...would I stop using those? You know what? I wouldn't. I like Linux. I like Gnome. I like Firefox (most of the time). I'm pretty sure I would keep on using all of them.
Which begs the question: Why do I use all of this Open Source software? Is it because of the license and availability of the source code, or is it something else?
Here's what I've come to so far: I use the software I use (including Linux) because it was made by nerds, for nerds. And I, as it turns out, am a bit of a nerd. So this software speaks to me. It resonates with me.
I'm curious how many of you feel about this. If the source code went away for Linux, would you still use it? Or would you jump ship to a different platform? How about for your browser of office suite of choice? Leave your comments below.