"I do this for fun, as I suspect do the majority of
people who've gone to the trouble of producing so much outstanding
work for us free of charge. It's about having fun and maybe even
expanding our understanding.
Dare I say that computing is not necessarily a commercial
endeavor? If so, why do so many people with a monetary incentive
have so much to say? Do dollars translate to value? If so, that
means that good health is worthless because it costs nothing and
bad health is valuable because it costs so much to deal with.
So I declare the open source movement a success. It has brought
me something that if development were to stop tomorrow would have
lasting value for the rest of my life. It has freed me from the
oppression of the commercialization of ideas. It has eliminated the
barriers to my ability to express myself, whether it be a
programming project or a network experiment."