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I'd say FF5 was a for profit magazine
TIME FILLER/KILLER: When a collector pays a substantial amount for a zine, or any rare item, at least we know it's being preserved somewhere. The more of a print run that survives, and the longer it does, the better. Just passing along zines at random isn't a terrible idea, but it's not a great one either, because your "friends" and "family" may just thank you and toss them in the recycle bin the moment you walk away.
I'm a libertarian, and my views pretty much reflect those of librarian and Wes White. I would refrain from selling a zine if I knew the publisher were against it though.
[Though I don't think there's a moral right to expect anybody else to respect those feelings unless they're made clear at the point it's sold]