Slightly OT: is free software development indirectly subsidized?
grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Sat Feb 3 23:32:19 UTC 2007
On Saturday 03 February 2007 16:26, Man-Chicken wrote:
> On Saturday 03 February 2007 16:31, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 February 2007 5:10 pm, Man-Chicken wrote:
> > > few and far between. I have no subsidy, yet that still doesn't stop me
> > > from contributing.
> > I want to add that I didn't really touch on the "wither away" aspect of
> > that. No, that's a bunch of crap. There are a few really serious
> > subsidies out here, but they are few and far between, and limited to a
> > few dozen out of the thousands of FOSS applications out there.
> > I lost my own indirect subsidy, but I'm still planning on hanging around.
> > I'm just bummed about how much less time I will be able to scrape up to
> > do things, and how little I'll be able to spare for Rosegarden.
> I really do think the lesson here is that freedom (to borrow a certain
> political party's rhetoric) isn't free. This goes especially for movements
> that haven't become a high priority for society at large. If we want
> Freedom, there is a cost. Be it time, money, time, beer, time, technically
> inferior hardware, or nights where it takes 14 hours to get the bloody
> wireless card to work, it's worth it if you value the freedom that it
> yields. We have to work for our freedom, because those who would remove our
> freedom are more than willing and capable to do just that.
> > > The number of the beast - vi vi vi
> > Ho ho, spawn of emacs, that would have been clever, except the number of
> > the beast is Roman numerals is DCLXVI.
> Oh come on, did you really have to kill the poor innocent little joke?
> What did he ever do to you? *sob*
from a forum
On Thu, 08 Dec 2005 09:15:19 +0000, George Woodbine
>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:51:18 GMT, graham
>>>>Looking at the list at http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/ I'd
>>>>have to agree that having 579 separare distros is just a bit
>>>>excessive. Would be really good if a few of the developers could
>>>>combine their efforts.
>>>Only 87 to go to get a realy interesting number.
>> What a Beastly Revelation !
>> The one I like is:
>> "Expect the Devil"
>> if you take the Roman numerals from that phrase,
>> dclxvi, and add them you get
>> Sorry for late post, I only just found the thread.
>Distribution 666 will be Microsoft Linux.
> > --
> > D. Michael McIntyre
> ~ Man-Chicken <><
> (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)nfluence with large hammer.
> The number of the beast - vi vi vi
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