An open source project is about people producing free and open software and contributing to something as a team for the benefit of others. Open source projects reflect the spirit of collaboration and fun while garnering community feedback and providing good governance that allows for business to confidently invest in its development. Open source projects are open to the participation of anybody who can contribute value and is willing to work with the community.
I think that this is one of the best definitions of Open Source that I have seen. So many of the Open Source projects forget these tenants. The leaders seem to be off on some adolescent power trip – and beware anyone who questions, asks or even makes a small noise in the corner.
I guess the beauty of Open Source is that the projects that are run like this will die off, and the better managed ones will succeed.