But what about those who went ahead, uploaded their code for free and launched new companies, thanks to the support/popularity received from users of their free code.
Such people minted millions or even billions which they could have never been able to achieve in their lifetime charging normal rates for programming.
You want to be part of a lottery promising big bucks but not happy because not everyone gets suitable payout. Congrats! you discovered how lottery works.
And now you want a payout which helps you pay rent? Such jobs exist, but you might have to write boring code.