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Re: How do Free software developers get money?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How do Free software developers get money?
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:31:53 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> 
>> Ciaran O'Riordan <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > rjack <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> The pay comes from contributions to the Free Software Foundation. Just
>> >> ask Richard Stallman. He travels the world preaching the socialist
>> >
>> > Richard isn't paid by FSF.  Not a salary, and not travel expenses.  His
>> > hosts pay his travel costs.
>> 
>> Actually, I think that quite a bit of his personal money (like grants
>> and prizes) goes into the FSF rather than the other way round.
>
> GNUeconomics!
>
> Hey Ciaran are you also sponsoring your Arbeitgeber (Free Software 
> Foundation Europe) or is it the other way around in your case? 

Uh, the FSF is a charity.  As far as I remember, the Gates foundation is
not exactly making money for Bill Gates, either.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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