Ok...how do you PAY the people making the software? Do you set up a nanny state, where the government pays and of course then has to do what the government says? A local tax on everyone that goes to the devs? or how about corporate interests control it, whereas you again have the same problem as with government control, in that the corporate interests take precedent over the people?
It is THIS dirty little secret that the advocates of RMS refuse to acknowledge, that he hates anybody making a cent on their software and he has VERY strong communist leanings, see his gushing over Castro and Chavez, where he talks about what "paradise' their kingdoms were...yeah ask those being oppressed what a "paradise" it was RMS.
This is gonna get a little ranty, so please tune out now if you are an RMS flag waver, but this is what bugs the piss out of me when it comes to RMS, he is a hypocrite! I mean have you EVER seen him say that doctors, plumbers, CEOs, etc should work for free? Nope ONLY programmers! And the few times that anybody finds a way to actually make money by following RMS' own teachings? He WILL turn against them! For an example when somebody asked him "How are we supposed to pay our bills when our software can be copied by anybody for nothing?" he replied "by selling documentation" well guess what he says when some devs refuse to release their docs under GPL, the ONLY fucking way you can make money selling docs? "Documentation should be free!"
Why anybody still listens to this loonie I have no damned ideas, he had ONE good idea 30 fricking years ago and with each passing year his increased militant views do their damnedest to screw it up! At least Torvalds has a good head on his shoulders and no matter whether you agree or disagree his views are well thought out and have arguable merits, with each year RMS becomes more and more "St iGNUcious" with his beliefs becoming unquestioned dogma. I mean for God's sake people, you are listening to a guy that brags he is a squatter and thought it was perfectly acceptable to sit on the middle of a crowded stage and eat toe funk like the crazy homeless guy that he is! Hello, what more fucking proof do you need the guy has gone around the fricking bend people?
Yet you watch, just because I point out that the Saint is a loonie I'll get attacked, not once will anybody look beyond the headlines at what the man actually believes and stands for, why any politician would kill for that kind of blind loyalty!