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It's not "software" in the historic sense, like buying Photoshop or a paying for hosted Slack service. It's literally a command to generate a certificate from their root CA chain.

Yes there's obviously business costs, and they have to employ people to do verification, etc (which they often do a terrible job at), but I think you see what the parent is getting at..

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