Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
The success of Apple is the best example that people care what's in the garden, not if it's closed or open.

If Jobs' developers brought him an idea or a prototype he didn't like, he would direct them to stop working on it. And, they would. In LinuxLand, they'd fork their ideas and publicly accuse Jobs of being hostile to the welfare of "the community" (dev speak for disgreeing with them).
That is by far the best analogy of it. It's also pretty much how open source works.