Does it run on Linux?
If your idea of “Open Source” on the Microsoft platform is that the genre is limited to “tricks and tweaks” on the web then you might like to review this post which is a list (edited by one person) of the top 25 project hosted at CodePlex. If you add this to the vast wealth of Windows based projects hosted at SourceForge and elsewhere you might well be persuaded that the open source movement has a long history and a wide scope on Microsoft platforms – and open source software is certainly not all about Linux.
And if you are feeling just a little bit under-whelmed by the code just submitted by a junior software developer then, like J. Timothy King perhaps you just have to accept that you are now officially an old fogey.
A quote from the post: “I’ve discovered a new rule: When your junior colleague thinks his fancy object-oriented code is simpler than your straightforward procedural code, you know it’s time to raise your rates. Because they’re not listening to you, so you know you can’t be charging them enough.”