There’s been an interesting discussion on open source project maturity. (See the initial message, http://goo.gl/zUqAkQ). There’s a point to having a good understanding of what open means when it comes to making things, and that point is most obviously pragmatic but also more abstract. Trust, the ability to work with someone or some company in good faith, is as important for open source as it is for any other environment, and arguably even more so. In the world of contracts, where future labour is guaranteed by contract, trust is enforced and policed by force. In open source….