>>12877>you can't exactly put food on the table from FOSS unless you sell support for it
You wouldn't go "my hammer is broken, but fixing it won't exactly put food on my table". You wouldn't go "I'm underpaid, but unionizing won't exactly put food on my table". Right? Right?
Free Software is not the product, it's means of production. On the financial side, you use them to do your work, and pocket the difference between their cost (zero) and the cost of proprietary licenses you'd otherwise have to buy. Exchange some of the money you saved into labor time for the software's maintenance and development, and you're still benefiting on net. But more importantly, you benefit because you genuinely control it, and no capitalist company can ever fuck you up by making arbitrary, unavoidable changes to its licensing or code.