Poor small people struggling to survive...
>This is going against the interests of Free software because it will make everybody worry.
The interest of Free Software is that their will is respected. Their will is to let everyone have a shot at their code for free IF and ONLY IF people redistribute the code based on the erstwhile code.
I fail to see how saying "if you don't respect my only condition to spare a huge amount of money, don't worry, please, pleaaaaase don't worry, I would so much hate that people worry about having to respect my only desire. I'd rather give up my only condition than have people 'worry' " would actually go against their interest.
I'll let you borrow my car for free for the week-end. All I ask of you is to give me a picture of the oh-so-nice place you needed it to go.
But if you don't give me the picture, sure I'll keep letting you have my car, as it would obviously be against my interest. If I insisted on having the picture, my other friends might worry and not ask me to borrow my car for free anymore. Ouch, how I'd hate that.
> Why go after these small people who struggle to survive ?
Because people never struggle so much to survive that they can't add
<AHREF="OurCode.zip">Click here to get the code</A>
on the main page of their website.
Even I can do it on my website in about ten minutes.
When you save hundreds or thousands of men-days of work by using the work of others, the least you can do is spend ten minutes on it when the authors come by and ask you for those ten minutes of your time (OK, let's make it a few hours to go through the buraucracy of the start-up).