Free as in speech ... not as in beer.

A very interesting objection from Paul Murphy : If Linux is free - why is it so expensive.
Interestingly whenever i ask someone “Why do you not use Solaris?” i get an missinformed “It´s toooo expensive” and when i tell them “But it´s for free, you can download the full Solaris stack and use it even in production” i get an “But it´s not free”. When i tell them “You can download the source and participate” i get an “Oh, but it´s not the GPL”. When i ask “But´s where is your problem with the CDDL?” i get an “Hhmpf. Well. Hmpf. Well, it isn´t the GPL”. This is the moment, i should opt for a strong coffee and talk with someone else.