[linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux

RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net
Fri Jul 9 15:03:42 EDT 2004

On 09-Jul-2004 Chris Pickett wrote:
}  RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net wrote:
} > On 08-Jul-2004 Chris Pickett wrote:
} > }  I've encountered / heard of very few shareware developers who actually 
} > }  make a decent programmer's wages from their software.
} > 
} >  Do you always want to work for someone else? I think there needs to be
} >  room for both... just like in other businesses.
}  Well, I guess there's the whole consulting option for free software 
}  developers, i.e. develop features for a fee.  There's nothing that stops 

 That's not programming. I don't know if that matters to you.

}  the developer from keeping the changes private between him and the 
}  client either, if the client is worried about competition.  Personally, 

 The GPL?

}  I want to work for somebody else, but in an environment where I feel 
}  like it's working for myself, but serving the rest of society (e.g. 
}  university, research institute, whatever).  Working for customers and 
}  clients just isn't what I want.

 I can see that. Art is a bit too "self expressive" to allow one to do that and
be content with it. It's just too restrictive. For me anyway...

} >  You are probably right about the greater good... I'm a strong believer in
} > choice though.
}  I guess ultimately I have the opinion that since we have this amazing 
}  free operating system, that's literally been the product of a 
}  generation's work, it doesn't make sense to turn it into a wasteland. 
}  We've already got Windows for that ...

 I'm thinking more along the lines of a open source system with shareware apps.
I think the system itself would go down the tubes if you started getting
internal competition, etc.

} > }  I don't mean to flame, rehash a tired ages-old conflict, or come across 
} > }  as a raving Linux Fanatic (believe me, I do recognize that there are 
} > 
} >  Don't worry about it... Say what you think. I {we} will live through it.
} >  It's much more frustrating when someone doesn't.
}  Depends on who they are ;)

 No... I'd rather hear things straight from anyone... Otherwise things start to
get snipish and stupid, folk say what they really mean offlist, etc...

} > }  Cheers, and let's not have a totally silly fight,
} > 
} >  I don't think we're having a fight at all.
}  Well, I wanted to make a pre-emptive comment.  I wasn't meaning to 
}  presume ... it's just that I seem to have this knack for inciting people 
}  to say really hostile things (although, I like to think it's not ALWAYS 
}  me that has issues ...) :-P

 :} I'm pretty good at it myself. I don't think this is an appropriate place
for it. It usually just makes eveyone involved look ridiculous anyway.

E-Mail: RickTaylor at Speakeasy.Net
Date: 09-Jul-2004
Time: 13:49:39

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