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Nothing is free. If you aren't paying, you're the product.

Actually, quite a lot is free. I have a free tier in my saas product. I don't monetize it in any way. I simply use it as a gateway to paying customers. I think there is probably a great deal of this going on.

Personally, I'm surprised that's a controversial statement.

Its not on this forum. Its so common as to be a cliche.

It's eye-roll inducing at this point.

That's probably true but it seems so easy for people to forget.

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