It's a six-pack! (of companies)
Looks like my predictions were slightly off-target, but for once real life is better than fiction
To me Orixo looks like a small step for man, but a giant leap for Open Source - there are many examples where people and companies agreeing that sharing is better than hiding have been very successful (remember midi?).
My warmest wishes to the Orixo people, it will be interesting to see what comes out of this move.
Update: Stefano Mazzocchi shares his views on Orixo.