OTOH, this is just another example of the myriad ways one can interprete "openess".
I'm not even sure why I don't have any objections against the Steam environment...
Over the years I experienced Steam as very consumer friendly platform,
although it is full of DRM (be it Steam or additional publisher DRM).
The only real problem I see is: What happens with my purchased games (or better game licenses)
if Valve/Steam becomes defunct at some point for the one or other reason?
This question, obviously, has been raised many times.
So far, I didn't came across an satisfying answer.
Simply put - no one knows.