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[News] Kudos to Free Software Developers is Due

  • Subject: [News] Kudos to Free Software Developers is Due
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 02:45:56 +0000
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Hug Your Favorite FOSS Contributors Today (On the Internet, no one can see you nod.)

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| So I suggest taking Val's Thank-You Meme a 
| step further and take a minute to send a 
| thank-you to your favorite FOSS project. Or 
| three or ten or however many. It's fast, 
| easy, and encouraging. Just like Valerie 
| said, on the Internet no one can see you 
| nod, so consider taking that extra step to 
| let some of our fine FOSS contributors know 
| that you appreciate what they're doing. And 
| remember that's not just developers, but 
| packagers, artists, distro maintainers, 
| people who help in forums, howto authors, 
| Linux OEM vendors, independent consultants, 
| and so on. We need all of us. 


I just want some freedom

,----[ Quote ]
| As a consumer, Iâve never really minded 
| paying for software, and while Iâm far from 
| made of money, the free that interests me 
| the most where open source software is 
| concerned is the kind that lets me use said 
| programs for what I want, without the 
| fussiness and demands of a publisher on the 
| other side of the planet getting in my way. 
| Bluntly, Iâd rather commercial publishers 
| just said thanks and went on their way, 
| rather than filling my in-box with junk.
| To those, therefore, who work away on open 
| source software: my thanks. Because even 
| though the comments on message boards and 
| suchlike may kid you otherwise, your work is 
| appreciated. And your ethos most certainly 
| is tooâ



FOSS and the Free Market

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| In conclusion, the way the free market works makes it impractical to sell
| software itself. By taking software out of the market and into the hands of
| open source developers, we can let the market work the way it's supposed to.

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