From @panicsteve on Tue Sep 22 2015 22:23:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Let’s say I run the daemon but I don’t pin anything. Does this help the swarm in any way? Will I get blocks from popular files sent my way to help with their distribution, or is it just “sitting there”?
Am I only contributing to the global IPFS swarm if I pin things?
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/44