Your given the entire base code to start with, a working entire suit open unincrypted open source to allow any developer to make it there own. The small price is to have the curtusy and dignity to share that code so others can use it and enjoy in a non comercial manour. For instance taking coreboot then selling it is out of order. The idea is freedom to share, after all you got the initial code for free so its cost is contributing to the project. If you have a development team of 5 people who advance the software to a new level you then contribute it, others can freely debug this code and further advance it.
Currently the Linux kernel has over 1 billion developers thats insane, something no comercial company will ever achive, ever. So your sharing the code with the world makes you one of them great developers in the building block to the most powerfull amazing software on the planet. Its not about money the software runs your systems to make you money in whatever it is you do. That means the mony maker is not developing bios software is it.
When another developer like me or any others who contribute add new code, you would benefit these features as well for free without cost so its a small price to pay when you make a small contribution to the evolution of open source. Closing of the source code is just a Nazi fascist capitalistic greedy and darn right distructive policy. Just like intelectual property protection which limits the worlds ability to progress. Placing control of one technology only in the hands of one company clearly restrics development of the technology.
Thats why open source matters. We are human and a good person is one who actually gives to receive. A taker taker taker is as above a Hitler. We have moved on from this greedy way and i hope mony large organisations that still live this greedy sense start giveing to recieve too. The world would be a much better place if we would all work together as a team. utilise each persons skills and build a better world. Star Trek is coming lol.
The reduction of software costs in any company is a huge one, think about it if you did not have to pay for that massive M$ licences you would save a fortune. All you would pay for is the tech guys which you pay for at present anyway as well as the licence so by contributing to open source you romeve licence cost and only pay the tech guys, now thats a much cheaper incredibly powerfull option. far greater than betting that M$ going to keep your system secure, it takes 3 months for M$ to fix known problems now thats costing you money in any business lol.
So why should any powerfull open source software like coreboot re-licence. Lets make the world a better place and get rid of capitalistic nazi fascism.
Open Source really does matter, teach all our kids how to program in a real world and not M$ API's.