What is this supposed to mean? Open source is more compatible with communism? That sounds like a subtle insult to me.
Well, it's been frequently insinuated in the past here on Slashdot even (check sheldon's posts, for instance), by Microsoft, and by various pundits and members of the media.

I think the quoted sentence was more of a "Hey, look here you closed-minded fools. Nyah!" way to open the story than an actual surprise to anyone. :)