US drink/drive laws could push open source

In what I hope is an indicator of a larger trend, a Florida court will hear arguments on Friday in a case where the accuracy of a breathalyser is being scrutinised because the manufacturer has refused to release the source code. (vnunet.com article, SlashDot discussion) This is a situation where the source code may be forced to be released, but where the software authors did not receive the benefits of peer production during the authoring of the software. If this becomes a trend, it may encourage more software authors to use modern methods of production, distribution and funding of software.