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There are well recognized definitions for both open source and free software. There are people that think that the GPL is overly restrictive, but if they claim it is non-free they are using non-standard terminology and it's going to be hard to have a conversation with them.
Yes some Vcs want easy money by having people contribute to their non-free software that they can sell to some organizations and let some of their contributors do some things with, but not others, for gratis. I personally don't want to help with that as I believe strongly in user freedoms. I'm sure there are people who are willing to do it, but I think it is a bad direction to encourage in general.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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