I doubt this is news to most, but I think this is an interesting step--a good step for DnD and the hobby. Let's be honest, wether we discuss it or not, it's not hard to find a copy of any game to pirate and if a game has an SRD, well the pirated copy isn't even necessary.
But Basic DnD for free, give us an easy to find (and to direct customers to) filled with art that is 100% legal.
It's a good idea.
No, it's a great idea.