I was one of the first modder to make freeware a thing, in fact I made a mission statement thread several years to encourage it and put my own work up for grabs. Nothing but more drama came as a result and somehow people were calling me selfish.... So yeah that's my take on freeware. Sounded good in theory but in practice did nothing for the boards but add drama.
If people are protective of their work now I completely understand it.
Thing about BITW's thread is he broke forum rules. They're stickied and quite clear so anyone defending him maybe talk to Adam about the rules instead of other member?