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Old July 10, 2013, 07:32 AM
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The whole point of folding is that it is non-profit and completely based on volunteering your CPU cycles. It's a 'donation' of sorts. This allows the data collected to be open source and available to any and all researchers around the world. If that data were 'sold' from the folders to the parent company (in this case Stanford) the parent company would want to see a return on their investment, which would therefore mean that any data collected would then be sold to any potential disease researchers, potentially slowing down any potential cures, treatments, etc.

Folding benefits humankind as a species. I don't see any benefit towards charging for Work Units, other than to make it less accessible globally to small scale researchers. As a species, we are working towards eradicating diseases. This is the point of FAH, not to make money!
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