The question is not any longer if a project is open source or not, the question is how much open a project is.
Dear Bilgin Ibryam, thank you for this nice article! I think it would be a great source for CTO/CIO's and advisories such as Gartner, if there was a list of impactful OpenSource projects categorized and rated by your "Open Source Evaluation Framework". It could help businesses to make better choices according to their IT strategy. Thank you and kind regards, Sascha
"For example, if a project belongs to ASF, LF, and similar foundations, they usually own the copyright and are the trademark of the projects and you can be assured that they will act as good stewards and won’t change a project’s future direction overnight."
This isn't quite accurate. Often they do own copyright. But in many cases, there are deep issues with title to copyright in open source projects. What they do have is a clear license to the copyright, and depending on what license that is, your point may stand firm. And your point stands as to their intent no matter what.