Nicholar Carr has got it wrong. Open Source follows Bazaar model and it is democratic
"Recently, Nicholas Carr, an acclaimed writer and ex-editor of Harvard Business Review, wrote an article titled The Ignorance of the Crowds in the Strategy+Business Magazine (free registration required). In the article, he tries to portray open source as a hybrid Bazaar-Cathedral model and warns the businesses against any reliance on the open source process to drive innovation. I follow Carr’s writings regularly (through his blog and other media outlets). I have great respect for his work. But he has got this one totally wrong."