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  • That's one side of it, I think. RMS mooching off MIT, and thus, though indirectly, mooching off corporate America.

    In other words, don't kill the host, unless there are other hosts.

    Be thankful to the host.
  • A pure support model is great for going after corporations, but most money is in the consumer sector -- selling copies of Windows and Word, and various games.

    Do you mean most of the money in software in general, or most of the money available for selling software in a shrink-wrapped form?

    • I hadn't thought about it, so I guess I didn't specifically mean either. Getting into a discussion about where "software" ends and "service" begins (are pr0n sites service or software? What about with user supplied content? What about file sharing clients/networks?) would just further derail my already poorly thought out argument.

      So, I don't know. The point might be invalid. And the premise, that free software, commercial software, and academia are highly symbiotic remains just a premise.