Hey gals and guys I have been really attracted to free open source software lately. It is especially great for an indie developer like myself to whip up some prototype assets before I get an artist to make it look better.
However it brings up a moral question and I would like to know other people's thoughts and opinions on a hypothetical situation (and possibly being done, I’m not sure). It is entirely possible to make a game for free without paying for any software licence:
Godot - game engine
Inkscape - illustrations
GIMP - image editing
Krita - digital painting
Blender - 3D modeling
Audacity - audio editing
Rosegarden, LMMS - DAW (Ardour you’d technically would have to pay something)
However, my question, is it moral to sell a game and gain revenue from a game that uses only software on the GNU and/or MIT licenses?
Personally I have a pro license of Unity with many paid assets, and use Studio One Pro DAW so don’t think I’m a cheapskate :).