User-community vs. Open-source.
I absolutely hate Open-source software. Yet I love User-community add-ons. On the surface these look like opposing statements; for me, they are not.
With any User Community, super-users and an informal pecking order of quality will emerge. Open-source work often doesn't put a series of names up, alias or real. Nor does contribution stand alone upon its own merits but instead can get partially over-written without oversight nor solid permission.
Commercial software can become bad enough with bloat issues, ill-advised revisions, and programming bugs. I find (IMO) open source programs only exasperate those faults. What's really a shame is whenever a quality program - often created by one person or a close team, gets abandoned and later built upon by lesser talented people. Sure they always mean well (according to statement, at least) but proof is - as they say - in the pudding.
Updating, and assuming ownership, of a former entire program is different than merely contributing. It takes a special and a light touch to be able to honour pre-existing originality and intentions, while freshly developing modern-era modification. Observe the multitude of Bible translations; thousands of years and yet these still continue on.
I find that too many people just wish too hard to stamp their name, fame, and reknown, upon anything at all. Especially if it is already mildly successful - when sliding out from contemporary standards. Observe the contemporary Music-CD industry and the remasterings (and loudness wars) of hit albums; few could honestly claim that original recordings were being improved upon.
What brought this topic on? Well, I've been (finally) loading a few stray user-created courses for a 20 year-old game. (Hah, yes it is Dos-based - I have it running with the VDM sound emulation, on XP). My hard drive IS tidy and organized but that doesn't disallow it from still being a packrat or... hoarder's, delight. Meanwhile, just a couple days ago I tried installing a "new" 'open version' of a former utility program. In a word, nope. Nothing wrong happened to the PC, but nothing capable either.