Free and Open—and Their Opposites article gives a a linguistic look at some tenets of Linux. I found it interesting reading because I have written articles to magazines on open source software to magazines and I have needed to think about the right words to use for writing. Here are some information picked from that article.
So what are the opposites you typically see:
This Burton Matrix tries to make sense of what different developers choose to do, or to change.
Infrastructural protocols and software, such as the Internet’s and Linux, became ubiquitous by working in the upper-right quadrant. One also could place companies, products, services, patents and many other things in various places on the matrix. It is a good idea to spend some time considering the merits of moving them around.
Free and Open—and Their Opposites has another matrix that can be helpful for understanding what happens when software, standards, patents and other forms of intellectual property—stuff that is, technically, proprietary—is set free.
Please note that free and open have maximal meaning as nouns and verbs.