> Open source doesn't mean squat if no one steps up to maintain it
Assuming we're talking about Free and Open Source (FOSS) (not just Open
Source) then it actually it does mean something. If the maintainer looses
interest in the project you can the code and make it your own. A company
can go under. Then you're stuck without a solution. If you have the code
you have the ability to maintain it yourself, or hire someone to do that.