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As jmb said. For you to be able to have RO5 for free, someone has to be paying for the developers, for the hosting, for the bandwidth, power, offices if needed, etc.

Basically all the "Open Source" or "Free Software" movement gets you is the possiblity of seeing the source code and thus being able to change it yourself or fix bugs for yourself etc.

What it does not get you is a magic pill which causes it to cost no money.

Free speech != Free beer.

 is a RISC OS UserKinnison on 27/4/09 1:18PM
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