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Re: How do Free software developers get money?


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: How do Free software developers get money?
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:25:59 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> > Not sure how the Gates foundation (T20 Private Grantmaking Foundation)
> > is relevant in the context of the FSF like foundation NTEE Code: Z99
> > (Unknown) ["organization is seeking funds from contributions and grants.
> > These funds will be used for unrestricted operating expenses and special
> > projects"], but for example Eben Moglen has made a pretty penny ($155K)
> > in compensation for a part time job at his own charity SFLC between
> > 2/01/05-01/31/06. No more recent FORM 990 available yet.
> 
> At some time you should attempt to figure out what point you are trying
> to make.  It is not really possible to read much sense into your erratic
> gloating.

The point is that Eben Moglen doesn't appear to be a sponsor of his 
own charity and that it is the other way around in his case. 

Got it now, dak?

regards,
alexander.

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