This post unveils the true meaning of 'FOSS' (Free and Open Source Software), debunking common misconceptions about its 'free' nature. Drawing parallels from the Lord of the Rings, it delves into the principles of software freedom and community collaboration. The post also emphasizes the importance of different forms of contributions to the FOSS community, from bug reporting to donations, underscoring the true treasure of FOSS as the freedom to use, study, change, and share the software.