The Danger of Open Source… Posted on October 30, 2006 in Business Share Share Tweet Pin Stumble … is that Larry Ellison could take your product, rebrand it, and beat you at your own game. Nick Carr offers some commentary on the deal. Share Share Tweet Pin Stumble Previous Post: How Not To Respond to Criticism on a Blog Next Post: Should There Be An Extra Tax On Successful Entrepreneurs? A.W. That’s less a “danger” of Open Source software as an strength of it. If you’re not doing the best job that you can be, then you leave room for competition. Like most areas, you have the choice to be better than the competition, or lose market share.