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Byte.com: "I Find Myself Absurdly Rich..."

Dec 20, 1999, 17:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Schindler)

"I want to tell you about the most interesting e-mail that crossed my desk this week -- a missive from Open Source guru Eric S. Raymond...."

"Eric, as usual, was quite eloquent. In any case, he's right, this is a dilemma that a surprisingly large number of you could face in the near term. As it happens, a college buddy of mine, Steve Kirsch, the founder of Infoseek (among several other companies) has given a great deal of thought to the subject, since the same thing happened to him. His thoughts are posted at www.skirsch.com/charity/charity.htm. Basically, he disagrees with Eric in that he thinks your first order of business should be to develop an intelligent plan to give the money away."

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