The word “free” is ironically very limiting. It speaks to a price and not quality. “Free” is cute but meh or sometimes even a passing curiosity. It often results in the idea of throwaway software.
I don’t believe anyone in this community would say this of Vital.
This may be tongue-in-cheek but I propose that a new term is defined to talk about professional grade, but free software.
My response to using Vital for the first time was daaaaeeem. The open source approach also drew my thoughts to the notion of “freedom”.
Maybe the term “free…daaeeem” makes more sense - essentially Freedamn! Software.
Open to ideas or thoughts - but I somehow feel this is important get right when we talk about good things.