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Re: As the GPL fades

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: As the GPL fades
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:29:46 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Hyman Rosen <> wrote:
> On 2/5/2010 9:18 AM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> Alexander, who pays you to post in this forum, and how much?

> You're being silly. You may as well ask who is paying me to answer him.

No.  You're doing something positive.  I can understand somebody doing
something for love year after year.  Many of us maintain free software.
I can't imagine any half-way normal person doing something out of hate
for more than a few weeks or months.  Terekhov's been at it for the best
part of a decade, possibly longer.

> We all just do it because it's fun.

You do this for fun?

> Besides, how much would you expect someone to pay to reach the
> approximately ten people who still read this newsgroup?

It's more than that.  There've been around 10 people who've contributed
to the threads in the last few days.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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