Re: This behaviour
"Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM/Oracle/SAP/Microsoft, etc. This should be a salutary lesson, but somehow I doubt it."
Agree. You would certainly think these sorts of situations, or the last 12 times a company was reamed on an audit, would convince companies to move away from proprietary... but I doubt it. Github doesn't buy the CIO cocktails or take them to 5 star dinners at some conference. SAP does seem to be kicking their customers particularly hard though.