I confess. I don’t know where it is, this line in the sand that was just now drawn and that separates people from becoming elitists. So, while it is implied it hasn’t been crossed yet, it is also implied it may happen at any time. It’s like a land mine, ready to strike at the slightest provocation.
And elitist behavior, I completely agree, is something we should not accept. So, because it does not depend on ourselves, but on how others decide to charge us – and I definitely would hate to be seen as a elitist when I advise alternatives – I’ll go and have this discussion somewhere else where critical evaluation of software is not potentially seen as “forgetting about users” or a way to express elitism, but as an actual driving force of open source software development and the betterment of its users. This thread has become suddenly conditioned by the politically correct and the spectre of elitism made to hang over everyone’s head.