OSCON - the Wrap-Up
There is a legitimate point behind this troll. When does being an open source project administrator have more to do with media relations than project management? People like RMS, etc. probably spend very little of their time writing code and much more of their time promoting their projects and building community.
Open Source software has evolved to the point where the "leading minds" have become project administrators deciding which contributions to merge into the main build rather than thought leaders defining the future of their products. Not to troll, but a project manager at Microsoft probably has more influence on the technological evolution of their products than open source project leaders. It is just the nature of distributed development--distributed innovation.