As a volunteer of both the Blender and the GNU Project, I could take this as a direct insult! I provided many links explaining what Free Software is about and you obviously did not want to follow them to understand what my ethical background is and why I help the Blender Foundation, after all! But I actually don’t intend to start a flamewar here myself.
The point here is that I exaggerated a bit with the word “free” if applied outside the “Free Software” context (it wasn’t so far outside that context, but it was), but you also find other good words and phrases for it if you mean gratis, but not if you speak about freedom. Especially if you speak about what the term “Free Software” exactly represents.
Now, would you accept this deal?
I hereby apologize for having offended both you and Goofster, and will try to tighten my “Free Software” context a bit. On the other hand, please accept that I’m not against anybody personally on this forum (yet), but that I’m against proprietary software and have various (among them ethical) reasons to reject it. (I already stated elsewhere what’s the matter with Blender.) I accept people who use it, but it is very difficult for me to accept them promoting it.
If you didn’t see it until now - I enabled graphical smileys in this post - there’s no single smiley here. This is something I take very seriously. And others do too, so accept my apologies and stop being a near-racist.