> It almost sounds like the Ada community is less noble and meaner-spirited
> than other groups.  I don't think that's true.  Here's my take on why there
> isn't as much homebuilt freeware for Ada

Two more possible reasons:

1. Joe Programmer's employer by contract owns anything Joe writes unless Joe
   can PROVE all of the following:
   a. Joe wrote it at home.
   b. Joe was capable of writing the same thing before he worked for that employer.
   c. Joe did not write it to make his paid job easier.