Ha. It's Lydon, you're right. I remember reading it also had to do with his not wanting to participate in the fund raising part, either. Can you blame him?
I have listened to Open Source, it went off the air and now it's back on again, as you've pointed out, with Brown University helping out. I have not listened to the back on air Open Source. I didn't really like the show, maybe it's improved.
When Open Source first came on the local NPR stations where I lived picked it up. That's the only reason why I listened to it-- I may listen to the new version one of these days. I've found more and more, I am way more interested in listening to Jon Stewart than someone quite so serious as Christopher Lydon. I wouldn't say he's got the best humor in the world, but he sure can empathize.