lol you haven't the faintest idea what open source actually is.
Unlike you, I know what FOSS projects are.
source code. That's the big thing. If it's closed source, you don't have the source code. If it's open source, you have the source code.
That's only part of freedom 1 (out of 4). They are usually listed as follows:
* Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
* Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
* Freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute and make copies so you can help your neighbor.
* Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
They got in over their heads, clearly.
Their developers are professional, but their upper management - I'm not sure is. Especially when software development is concerned (see comments from actual employees). So they easily could completely mismanage such complicated task as making a Linux version.