I have read a sample of the comments on the blog, it seems to me that a small percentage
focuses on open source profitability, and 80% or more are on bad management procedures, lot of
internal bureacracy, CEO micro-managing (including 75 emails to discuss the best mug to
celebrate the MySQL deal) yes-man culture, not focusing on some technology but doing almost
anything, too many employees, and so on.
Maybe these two different aspects are deeply connected: to be profitable with open source,
your business and development procedures must be of stellar quality (and, au contraire, to be
profitable with closed source could give you 1-2 years advantage over competitors).
I agree with you, it will be interesting to see if they throw out the baby (open source) with
the bath water (bad management).