One thing this discussion tries it's best to dissuade itself is from the fact that. The fact that interest, hobby and enthusiasm which actually creates anything and everything is the more important that just getting work done or getting food for the next course or even the great gizmo (which is of course very important ) .
There is a flurry of defensive "you need to do this to make money. One does need to survive." rhetoric seems interests me. which pretty much says. Gawd, I do want to do what you are saying. I am chained. I am forced to do so .
Man, that doesn't sound good . Repression is worse than most punishments I have heard of(even the one where one is tied by his thumb with something tingling your toes ) .
I am not Saying Freedom is something you need to starve and earn. But, it's right there upto you whereever you are with a laptop and a internet connection.
Proprietary from wikipedia
The word proprietary comes from the French propriétaire, from the Latin proprietarius. Compare with the Latin proprietas (property), and proprius (ownership).
Free Software from wikipedia
Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free' as in 'free speech', not as in 'free beer'
With the definition of the word proprietary given here from it's etmyology , Property word seems to have been very badly mis-interpreted as much as the word free has been misinterpreted. Latter, I believe due to a free becoming a great consumer marketing buzzword. and the former possibly for the guilt people create in others to stop them from taking over property owned by one.
In a world with different interpretation of both free software and proprietary words, I believe the likelihood of the having more proprietary free software possible( not that they don't exist now)