...but because of the users who give this information freely....
For all my words above, I think that phrase captures the essence of what I was trying to say above, and more accurately. Its not just free in the financial sense, but freely, in the 'willingly, and un-encumbered by quid pro quo' that is the distinguishing factor maybe.
Examine what is said, not who speaks.
"Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller