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Re: How do Free software developers get money?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How do Free software developers get money?
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:17:00 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> 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.

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

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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