I just mean to say that I think if this were this the case, we wouldn't need to talk about it because it would be very easy for anybody to enforce whatever licensing they choose. Companies would probably be much more willing to open source because they could still make revenue from doing the hard part (distribution).
Oh I see, you are thinking more about how the issue fits in the dynamics of things. So, to sum up we pretty much discussed about:
- Problems intrinsic in commercial software licensing that make it less right (or completely wrong) in most if not all cases (perhaps, we should supply examples of commercial licenses that are ok and other that are not ok)
- What we don't like about patents (this seems pretty clearly stated)
- How piracy or similar/related issues affect both FOSS and commercial software development, and the relation between the two
Many points we touched makes sense to me. I wonder whether it could be possible to make it more quantitative. Any of you aware of studies and statistics about the above? It would be interesting to have a look if they are out of there.