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Post time 2020-7-25 16:42:29 | Show all posts |Read mode
Edited by Magningua at 2020-7-26 12:43

Hello everyone,
Im asking this 100% genuinely. For those who are advocates of open FLOSS and the like, my layman's understanding is that the ideal endgame is all software being free and open source.

If that is the ideal endgame, is the endgame also to remove any ability to make a living writing software or doing anything else software dev related? Again, I am being 100% genuinely curious here, I want a better understanding of the ideals. It seems to me that if everything was free and open source, then nobody would be making money on anything, and this would essentially be a really important hobby to all of us.
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Edit: In case its relevant, Im not against free and open source software but PERSONALLY I am of the opinion that in our current society making money with what I code is a bit more important than furthering someone elses "greater good". Family to support, retirement to save for, kids college funds, etc.a

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There are to many greedy people for all software to become free.   However; there is a significant tribe of people that enjoy writing code for the enjoyment of sharing it with everyone.  They also enjoy the collaboration.  Well, I'm speaking out of my ass again. But I imagine they do enjoy it.  I think there is something in some people that allows them to not care about money.  Money isn't everything.  Believe it or not, if you offered some people a life of just reading books and sitting comfortably, they would probably take it.  I believe open source is also a great way for a budding/professional programmers to get their name out there.  Also get experience and learn from some great coders.  The community is strong from what I see.  I took a look at the History of FreeBSD and couldn't help but notice these people are traveling around the world sometimes to join in on coding parties.  Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.  The community just warms the heart.  8-)  Consider donating.  And consider they have created many things in the computer programs and apps for free that we use today.  

Also consider freelance programmers can use Linux as their showcase/portfolio to gain business writing code for specific business or government: and to maybe get a teachers position.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_adopters
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