Maybe I missed this in your other comments, but on what basis are you calling Replicant a "parasitic project"? Are they stealing developer resources from other projects? If you're referring to code, it's FOSS and there's nothing you nor I can do about them using it how they see fit.
> By buying a commodity Android phone, you are already funding various companies produce non-free software, paying patent tax to Microsoft, etc.
But how does that mean the *FSF* the parasite, and not Microsoft?
If Replicant doesn't go beyond a niche, I'd expect the developers are fine with that (though they may be disappointed) since freedom is their ultimate goal.