While I must agree that art (software or otherwise) can suffer under capitalism, I also have to note that ancient communal societies didn't do any better. Having to grow your own food and provide shelter for your family also "saps valuable time and resources from more important projects." All capitalism has done is make the whole thing more abstract. In some cases, it has allowed us to have a little more free time. It also allows us to specialize more, which can be a Good Thing.