While free software automatically qualifies as a solution to vendor lock-in, monopolistic practices, prohibitive licensing fees, digital rights management, and a variety of other technological issues, the philosophy and ideals it stands for directly conflict with many companies’ traditional business model of selling software licenses. Unfortunately, instead of trying to adapt by altering existing business models or by finding a way to compete fairly, a small number have retaliated in certain ways.

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