The "just throw some money at it fallacy" is a very common one.
It is almost as common as "Microsoft GitHub all the things", and "why don't you develop in a modern way?"
In the Cathedral-Bazaar continuum, contemporary projects like Kubernetes, Chromium, and VSCode are fusion reactors.
I don't know about Kubernetes, but aren't Chromium and VSCode primarily one-company projects? Sure, the source code is under a Free Software/Open Source license, but don't the companies completely and non-transparently decide what changes and what doesn't?
Not that there is anything wrong with that, the person who writes the code decides the license, and everyone else is a whiner after all. But a fusion reactor on the Cathedral-Bazaar scale? Hmm.