free and/or open source…this Is not the place to argue the differences. Alternative software options that are not traditionally capitalistic ventures are an alternate reality.
Imagine the first person to buy a tractor in a small village in northern Italy. The towns folk would say yes but what if it breaks who will fix it and how will you get it out of the mud if it gets stuck?
Humans are some of the most adaptable animals on the planet. Community developed software is the way to go.
Don’t be afraid especially if you are starting a new business.There are great options to conventional software licences that like fine wine, get better with age. Uhhhh wordpress for instance…you are reading this thanks to our community. Jump in with both feet the water is warm 🙂