EU software patent law faces axe 799
I don't think that you can say for sure one way or the other. Certainly some people do it and many do not. A profit motive is an understandable explanation for almost everyone. A professional does something for money. An amateur does it for the joy of doing. If my business or other interest has a strong dependency on some service having continuity, such as the commitment to using a particular operating system, I want to have a good conviction that the service supplier will outlast my need for the service. A sound financial picture tends to give some confidence whereas a free-spirit sort does not. Well, I don't know. You say you don't do code, but you must do something for a living. If some stranger over there doing the same thing is receiving all manner of reward for the doing and you, who are doing the work just as well or even perhaps better than the other and are not receiving your share of the reward, you will most often resent that situation and work to improve your lot.
Mother Theresa wouldn't complain, perhaps, but she's a saint and didn't call people names either.
EU software patent law faces axe 800
Well, Rick, you say that over and again and it means nothing at all. You are, at the end of the day, just another mooching freeware user with...
You missed the term "non-contributing users". Certainly there are always users, if only the original developer. The open source system prefers contributing users who have a need to use the product and can more effectively give back because they have both understanding of the needs of the user and the opportunities for the developer.
You have that opinion because you are a non-contributing user and would be