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If it's free they have the source code and can just run their own service and you're out of money yet again. And if you can't then it's not free as in libre.

But I'm not even talking about things that big. Let's say a simple desktop program that most people might charge $10 for. You invest your own time and money into the development in the hopes of making as much money as you can off of the individual sales. If successful you'll make more software and continue to support your family.

I think Stallman has probably never worked a day in his life so the whole idea of making a living off of software doesn't compute. Software is just this other thing out there that shouldn't be treated the way physical goods are.

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