Freeware (software products that you can use without having to pay for a license) doesn't directly produce any income for a business, so why would any business participate in that? At Fourth Ray Software we look at freeware as a way to give back to the community. To say "Thank you!" for being wonderful customers.
Freeware products usually come out of our need for a particular software tool to do something that we need, that is not too time-consuming to produce, and is not expected to take substantial time in the future to maintain.
Enjoy our free products, and, if you feel so inclined, you can continue to support us by buying a license for one of our commercial products!