Small picture Drew
Drew, are you REALLY that nieve?
Websites start blocking all faceless browsers, or those not running scripting = less people reading it = less traffic as people are going elsewhere = site going into history as a failure.
Effectively it's like putting up prices on a newspaper while the others are lowering theirs.. IT'S INSANITY!!
Not only that but the article is complete rubbish.
The people who are getting paid NOW, weren't always that way.
They were doing it in their free time, but are so valued that they are now paid to do that task by big players in the open-source community.
Redhat makes money from selling SUPPORT, not software. And the GPL doesn't say anything about making (or not making) money.
The GPL license issue, I can only just remember it, and it took a great number of revisions to try to get version 3 right, and I believe there were issues surrounding the wording... Although I cannot be certain.
But SaaS is definitely not what we are talking about here.