Re: [linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 22:03:42 EEST

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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