1.3.  How can you afford to just give this away?

IPCop is an Open Source project and is governed by the Open Source Initiative's rules. The code is licensed under the GNU GPL and is available for anyone to download and improve. That's the way open source projects improve is by having volunteers study the source and improve it. We feel that the GPL is the best license for us. We are dedicated to providing the IPCop firewall under the GPL License, now and in the future.