Open source is a relatively new concept, and is often misunderstood in a variety of ways. A common misconception is that open source is equivalent to free labor, that users are entitled to having feature requests implemented, and that open source developers owe them something. Essentially, open source has bred a new form of entitlement.
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…let’s clear up the most common misconception: “open source” is not a synonym for “free software.” Open source means that a software project is developed openly.