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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 00:10:50 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> >>
> >> Ciaran O'Riordan <> writes:
> >>
> >> > 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.
> >>
> >> 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.



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