on the contrary free software can trim the “fat” better than proprietary can because it is open and thus more prone to critique. “proprietary-professional-apps” have just enjoyed the monetary priviledge for a longer period of time.
example - x individual from the government offers sponsorship to the CEO of a popular proprietary software company in exchange for backdoors and certain information leaks about it’s users because he can’t do that with free software (because he would get exposed in public). the result - the said software company can AFFORD to hire more developers. the state-of-the-art-advances. share-holders flock to the company. profit>profit>more profit>global monopoly. and that was just because with patents and copyright protection hidding is possible while with copyleft and anti-patent laws that isn’t feasible.
Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged speaks very clearly about how it’s NOT about money but CONTROL.