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Broadly agree, but with two minor points: 1) it's not possible to not be political, which applies to software as much as anything else, and you seem to imply that that's a bad thing. 2) I think much of the push back (apart from people who want a free lunch from a free software project) is that you end up becoming the bad guy if you play their game - it's not possible to overthrow an oppressor by using his tools, and I'm concious that being driven by profit (which I'm not arguing against your central point here) you risk destroying the village in order to save it. That's certainly my fear.