Like it or not.
There isn't an alternative to free software.
The alternative is total subjugation. Total loss of control. Of communities. Of knowledge. Concentration of power like you've never seen it.
There isn't a future free from struggle.
The powerful will try to take everything from you and turn you into a commodity.
Software is one thing they don't yet fully control. Corporate coders with comfortable incomes are not equivalent to motivated activists.
Don't give them an easy ride.