We have assigned 14
Spend that effort and money on deploying IPv6 instead.
We use up almost 2
You could go through every one of those and fight the massive legal battle to get them all back ( probably taking us well beyond the date when we are out anyway ), and you have only bought a year or two.
Save yourself the trouble and deploy IPv6, instead of making lawyers rich and then deploying IPv6.
Whoever was telling you that we were going to run out in one year five years ago was probably smoking methamphetamines at the time.
The IANA free pool will run out next year, probably before mid year.
The point at which you can't actually receive any more addresses won't come until the RIRs exhaust the blocks that they have received from IANA which might not be for another year after that.
I don't know where you have been getting your predictions. It is pretty certain that IANA is going to run out of space about the middle of next year.
We have 14
Are you betting on the ipv4 space usage magically decreasing ( right when everyone will start freaking out about getting their last allocations )?
The GPL forces me to offer my software for free
No, it forces you to offer your software for Free. You can charge whatever you want for it.
If you want to be really pedantic, it was the script writer, in the office, with a typewriter.
Also if you're flying a twin-engined fighter like a P-38 Lightning & have lots of altitude.
The story goes that a test pilot has been told that
A company is known by the men it keeps.