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Linuxtopia.com: Don't do it for Money

Oct 25, 1999, 14:54 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave)

[ Thanks to Troy for this link. ]

"When most people hear the term "Linux", all they know about it is that it's a free operating system. Instinctively, they think "How does one support himself by way of free software?" There are a myriad of ways to make money off of open source software in general, and Linux in particular. Just look at RedHat Software for an example. I think it's great that people have found ways to make a living by doing what they love, and working on Open Source software, but I am bothered by people who are jumping on the Linux bandwagon simply to cash in."

"Now what's wrong with making a quick profit? People who got in on the RedHat IPO got an eightfold return on their investment within days, so why shouldn't you strike gold? The answer's simple, and twofold."

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