Nodejs was mentioned, but not the most illustrative aspect there of the uncertain effects of 'stewardship' by a corporation with its own goals.
Not too long past the second/third highest contributor by commit count was hung out to dry by the corporate steward, Joyent. For Ben Noordhuis English is a second language. He did not at one point have the required 'sensitivity' to the extreme viewpoints regarding gendered language. Seeing some dubious pull request come in from a previously unknown person whose sole content was changes of gendered words in documention, he said whoa, what is this for and what good is this doing the project?
Within hours his commit bit was yanked by Joyent, who reacted to the drafted webmob wielding pitchforks by saying "Ben who?". And then went on to post to their public corporate blog that "we believe that empathy is a core engineering value" and "if this were the act of a Joyent employee, we would—to deliberately use a gender-neutral pronoun—fire them", very prominently identifying Ben by full name.
While posturing that this was all about respect for others, they did not take enough time to respect one of their core contributors and straighten things out. They did not clear the air but added more nitromethane to the pyre. "Mob, *we* are *with* you!"
How does this tie in with one of the points in the article's list? Ben worked for a Joyent competitor. In a flash Joyent burned him to shine a better light on themselves.
Can you trust a corporate steward to value you and your efforts? Seems it does depend which steward.
(After an intervening fork, 1.5 years later Nodejs is shifting governance models subtly away from Joyent. I can hope it has nothing to do with their sordid behaviour. At least, that is what everyone is publicly saying.)