Could’ve sworn I got this link from someone else on this forum. But now search isn’t turning up any results! At risk of posting again, and without due credit:
Personally, DHH more or less personally embodies the “I want open source to be an oasis from the rest of the software industry” point of view in my thinking. He’s the person I associate with it. It comes up fairly often on his blog.
This post states pretty clearly the difference between being “free to” and being “able to”. Poli sci nerds like my friend Luis Villa like to compare this to positive and negative liberty. See Positive and Negative Liberty (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy), Two Concepts of Liberty - Wikipedia.
Rich-guy-gal contributors often need and want very different things back from open source than workaday or up-and-coming stiffs. Pleas to “cast off your scarcity mentality” make a lot more sense for relatively wealthy people with life coaches than most anybody else, who haven’t been the ones I’ve heard feeding the meme.