This is ugly and should never happen to an open source project.
Still Joe Brockmeier (RWW) describes this as a superb win-win situation:
It might seem unhealthy for companies to be clamoring for credit in open source projects, but it’s a sign of health for projects. If companies position themselves to be top contributors, and care about their standing, the projects win. Users win too. Developers in the ecosystem also win – since it’s far easier to hire existing contributors than trying to push outsiders in to a project.
But there’s just a minor thing missing. Who gets the cheese?
Original title and link: Mine Is Bigger Than Yours: Hadoop Code Contributions ( ©myNoSQL)