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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Bruce Perens and world table

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Bruce Perens and world table
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:59:30 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> I am not getting paid for the voluntary work I do within the GNU
>> project, which is neither my job nor part of my job description.  The
> And what is your "job description"? I'm just curious: once and for
> all, are you employed or not, dak?

Freelancer right now.

> Or may be you're a lucky dot-com bubble multi-millionaire like
> Shuttleworth of Ubuntu (oops pardon, GNU/Ubuntu)?
>> software development I get paid for is not part of the GNU project.
>> The FSF does not have the means to pay a multitude of programmers,
>> anyway: they have employed single persons over a limited amount of
>> time to achieve strategic goals (glibc, Emacs21) but they are,
>> after all, a charity.
>> Are you getting paid for the postings you write on gnu.misc.discuss
>> and  
> Nope. Any business arrangements? Extra income is good. Uhmm, heck,
> how about payments for silence (be warned: will be expensive)?

And miss you making an utter spectacle of yourself?  You are actually
rather good at digging yourself into holes.

>> It is a lot of work you invest there.
> Not much, really. And I've told you already that that's my hobby
> (very relaxing).

And you'd likely lose half the fun if one paid you for your farce.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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