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> I think the model of Sharewares constitute a good/BETTER approach.
> We do pay our bills for telephone and Electrocity - WHY NOT for Software.
We've tried to do it. In practice it is a chore to pay your shareware or rental bills for each little piece of software you use. You become dependent on any vendor that implements a proprietary data format or protocol (a la MS Office), and the prices for serious users become outrageous very quickly.
Nothing short of freedom will ever do.
For some histories about why everyone seems to need more and more capital, and so go for venture capitalists' money like ArsDigita did, it is nice to read the articles by Bill Parish, especially summaries like Microsoft Fraud Facts or Microsoft Pyramid Collapsing AOL.
It is a lot of reading and understanding business concepts, but I've found it quite worthwhile.