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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: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:25:56 +0100

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> rjack <> 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.

Supported by evidence:

Cell phones also came under attack, for their ability to be used as "a
tracking device, even when it is turned off." In summing up a broader
philosophy, Stallman suggested, "Don't buy a house, a car, or have
children. The problem is they're expensive and you have to spend all
your time making money to pay for them."

RP: So how do you fund yourself today?

RS: I get paid for some of my speeches. In addition, when I am
travelling in a lot of places people don't let me pay for anything, so
life is cheaper. This is sort of amusing and makes me a little bit
like a medieval king. Medieval kings had to keep travelling all the
time because if they stayed in one place they would burden the people
there so much that the people would eventually get mad!

RP: Is that an adequate way of funding yourself?

RS: Loads of people invite me to visit them, and if I am there for a
few days they are happy to do things like pay for my food, and they
pay for me to go there, because otherwise I would go somewhere else
instead. And some of them also pay a fee.



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