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Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged

Apr 01, 2008, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

"Developer: I'm a software developer, I create something and somebody buys it and distributes it for free. How do I make a living?

"Stallman: I don't know, there are thousands of ways you could make a living. Like... get a job [big laugh from crowd]. Your question is full of assumptions that don't make sense. You are assuming that you must make a living from that particular software. But I see no need for that. Because I know there are lots of people who develop free software and they get paid for doing some other thing. Now what is that other thing? Who knows? Maybe some of them are chefs, and some of them are garbage collectors, and some might be paid to write software..."

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