"I invented a perpetual motion machine/cold fusion device/200mpg carburetor/etc...! I just need money to develop it!"
"Wonderful! Let me replicate the results first and we're in business!"
"NO WAY! You're just going to steal the technology and kill me and leave me in a ditch somewhere!!!"
If the process were legitimate, they would be more than happy to let you test it. All that paranoia is just an excuse to hide the fact that it's bullshit.
My understanding is that Hurd has been held back because Stallman was a bit of a control freak and made it very difficult for the community to help him develop the kernel, even after his wrists went and he couldn't personally code anymore. Linus had a much much better attitude towards community development which allowed the Linux kernel to completely displace Hurd.
Also, these are derivative works in most cases. They're not just putting FMV segments up, they're playing the game, adding content (commentaries for instance), and are getting stolen from just as much as Nintendo was previously. This would be like a cover band being required to pay all of their income to the original bands. Some sort of revenue sharing agreement is clearly needed.
The point is that the OS comes with the Postscript driver, as well as PPD support. They'll never become obsolete and will always be supported by new versions of the OS.
rich people may be less corruptible, since they don't need the money
You may not want to look too closely into how many of them got rich in the first place.