> I do not blame Lennart for the great software he writes for free. I do not even blame him for how fast and how much software he buries. I was only blaming him for his extremely naive "just a free offer" above. No drug dealer is that naive.
Replying to you and quoting that last sentence. I really can't agree with your way of putting that. If you can mentally radically reformulate it though, I would say that this is one of the reasons that free (as in free beer, but possibly by extension as in free speech) software will have a hard time reaching a high number of private desktops. Many people can't afford to depend on software for which the maintainers don't have some sort of obligation to them (even just the sort "I won't buy it unless it this and that"). Lennart's obligation is to RedHat (and even then systemd started as, and possibly still is, a private initiative) and to no one else unless RedHat says so - offering systemd for free does not obligate him to anyone, a rather different situation to your drug dealer.
I suspect that this situation will persist at least until "free beer" and "free speech" can be properly separated (programmers, think orthogonality!).