I think people in the "FLOSS community" (what a horrible name) have always spread FUD, even among themselves. It has been extensively used in KDE versus GNOME, Free Software vs Open Source, against Sendmail... And just remember how some outside targets have been derailed: Microsoft, Apple, Sun. Deserved or not.
The only difference I gather might be that we are not a bunch of loony geeks anymore: people are actually listening now. And I agree that this new responsibility should not be taken lightly (to say it in a Stan-Lee-esque way).
Copyright © 2018, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds