Originally Posted by PTrenholme
[*]Decide that keeping the "secret" of how to use the hardware is silly
In general some people spend money on secrets and think it's clever to sell those secrets.
In the deepest sense I actually agree with Stallman-type politics because the bigger picture is obvious: If everyone kept secrets the whole technological world stagnates.
Though it is obvious that some people see the small picture of their investment: "I spent money on secrets, I will lose them if I reveal them."
Perhaps the biggest answer is to invest on projects that promote ideas similar to 'Earth movements': "If you do not open the technological world, it will stagnate and die under its Global Warming of Closed Source".