, Bass wrote

The whole tangent of "big companies vs Joes" is kind of ridiculous and nonsensical in a way.

No, that's actually the only thing that matters. Being FOSS is basically meaningless for 99% of companies out there that have no software developers nor the desire to employ them. For them, software backed by reliable "big name" companies is a much safer investment than software which doesn't have that sense of stability (whether justified or not).