Speaking of the FSF... I don't understand why these people think all software should be free. Nothing else in life is. So if ALL software is free... how are software developers supposed to be paid? The US Department of Labor says that nearly 3 million people in the US are employed in tech-related industries, and those employees are collectively paid 180 billion dollars annually. How are all those people supposed to feed their families if the fruits of their labor are not sold to the people who need it?
I'm going to use something unrelated to tech that
my girlfriend put me through I just dealt with at home as an example. Say you're a company called Coach, and you make high-quality purses. Now does the fact that you make them entitle anyone else to duplicate them and redistribute them to unsuspecting customers? Well, I lost $120 because my girlfriend bought what she thought was an authentic Coach purse on eBay from a counterfeiter in China who listed the item from a UK address. But apparently, because computer programmers are smarter than everyone else, and you can make digital copies, anyone should be able to do whatever the hell they want with it, even if that means copy it and give sell it to others. Yeah, that makes sense.
There was a movement that made big gains a number of years ago (and still popular in some places), with the idea that everything for everyone should be free. Wasn't it called communism?