This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, and partly because of the rich imagery, but also because I run afoul of it all the time. The verse deals with self-aggrandizement and becoming a law unto oneself.
In the open-source world we see it with people trying to define open source to fit their chosen business model or philosophy - drafting off the value the words "open source" connote. It's not that everyone needs to adopt the same business/revenue model, but rather that we need to be clear about what we're selling.
Microsoft has actually been one of the best (positive) examples of this.… Read more