I have not been more than tangentially involved with Free Software development. It intrigues me enormously, but more from a social-process point of view, a view best exemplified by the now-famous essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric Raymond.
I have written an open letter to Michael Phillips on the subject of an initiative for commercialization of free software.
I have written a flame about what I see as the coming corruption of the process, called WHEN A BAZAAR IS NO LONGER A BAZAAR.
Some years further on ... my "wrong-headed" take appears to have some merit: "Open source guru advocates ideological shift".