Oh when I speak for general benefit I don't mean just financial of course. The harm I spoke of hadn't to do just with economical scales but the general impact that proprietary software can have and has in the world. Many licenses are good for the owners for making money, especially the proprietary ones. So while its good the owner of sqlite to have a good living through his valuable project, it doesn't prove public domain is an economic (and not only) panacea.
Originally Posted by deanjo