Wrapping Up: Power Corrupts and Apple Was Right
There is an old saying that "Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely." Whenever any entity, be it company or group, starts feeling invulnerable, it tends to misuse the power it has acquired. The result is never very good for the market or the entity. Currently -- and be aware this is just a vocal minority of FOSS at the moment -- it appears that some FOSS leaders are reaching this point and starting to dictate the business practices of those that use their license and technology. (I should point out that Linux isn't supposed to be about ownership.)
The not too subtle, and incredibly foolish, message appears to be "if you use Linux, all your business practices are belong to us" to corrupt an old gaming joke. Or, more bluntly, you partner with whom we want and how we want or we will put you down. Mixing open source and proprietary software is a bad thing, even though many appear to do it often. In this instance, I don't think these FOSS leaders have the power they think they do, but it does provide an early warning of what likely would result if they got it.
Freedom is the important element. If a proprietary company says do it our way or else with regard to your business practices and relationships, you should change vendors. I can't see how this same response shouldn't result if Linux leaders behave similarly. Fortunately, they generally appear split, so unless the sane side goes away I'm still convinced that Linux isn't at any real risk at the moment. Let's all hope Linus Torvalds has a long life.
TomTom will probably fail, but, increasingly, it may be FOSS's putting TomTom between a rock and a hard place which assured that failure. That lesson may not be lost on many people in a year when many FOSS companies are fighting for survival.