Although everything you say is of course true
If I can put the challenge into a slightly different context ...
Is it possible for someone who has become reliant on cracked/pirated commercial software to continue to provide the same services to their freinds and family using only legitimately available free or open source software.
This is I think an interesting concept and the e x c e r c i s e (sorry for the language Z3r010
) itself may be useful to anyone who has limited funds and could be tempted to follow the Pirate route.
I have myself set up systems for users using only "no Cost" options in the past - but only for general home type use - Surfing / WP / photo fixing Etc. so it will be of interest to see what can be done.