Needs are met
- Freedom - four kinds of
- Collaboration - people work together to build free software.
- No additional cost per installation, so it can be shared freely.
- Equality - more computers can run typical free software than can run typical commercial software.
- Internationality - most free software has multiple language support.
- Openness - there is no secret code in free software.
- Understanding/Learning - how software does, what it does. (At least for programmers)
- Safety and Trust - because there are no secrets, it's easier to trust developers. Safety, because there are often many programmers watching for and fixing security wholes.
- Financial ease - most free software is free (not only as in "free speech" but also as in "free beer").
- Evolutionary creativity - new features can be added or requested by anyone.
- Community and mutuality - it's fun to contribute.
- Cooperation (power with) - everyone's needs matter more equally.
- Stimulation - free software is only limited by our ability to dream and contribute.
- I am scared of OSS being difficult to learn and use.
- I was too, but found out that some OSS is easier than some commercial.