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Re: As the GPL fades


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: As the GPL fades
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:29:46 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2/5/2010 9:18 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> Alexander, who pays you to post in this forum, and how much?

> You're being silly. You may as well ask who is paying me to answer him.

No.  You're doing something positive.  I can understand somebody doing
something for love year after year.  Many of us maintain free software.
I can't imagine any half-way normal person doing something out of hate
for more than a few weeks or months.  Terekhov's been at it for the best
part of a decade, possibly longer.

> We all just do it because it's fun.

You do this for fun?

> Besides, how much would you expect someone to pay to reach the
> approximately ten people who still read this newsgroup?

It's more than that.  There've been around 10 people who've contributed
to the threads in the last few days.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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